STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Another UW-Stevens Point victory and another successful "Put a Check to Cancer Night," for the Pointers men's hockey team. The third annual event on Saturday, Jan. 28 raised over $4,200 dollars for local cancer patients.
The fundraiser included a silent auction of Pointers special edition game-worn jerseys as well as a 50/50 raffle and pink rose sale. All proceeds from the event were donated to Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital.
"It was great for our players and staff to be a part of such a great event," said UW-Stevens Point head men's hockey coach Chris Brooks. "We strive to teach our student-athletes that life is about much more than just hockey. Doing well in the classroom and making a difference in the community are things we talk about every day, and 'Putting a Check to Cancer' was another example of how our team can help others. We're proud to have been part of this successful event."
In the three years UWSP has been hosting the event, it has raised more than $12,000. An added side benefit is the Pointers have impressed fans with three victories including a 4-1 victory this season over eighth-ranked UW-River Falls.
"Our mission is made possible through individual donations and events such as the 'Put a Check Cancer' event," shared Angie Heuck, director of Saint Michael's Foundation. "In this case it is Ministry Saint Michael's patients seeking cancer care who will directly benefit from this event and we thank you."
"Put a Check to Cancer Night" is one example of the UW-Stevens Point athletic department's involvement in the community. Over the past several years, numerous teams have joined in the "pink" effort. Football, volleyball, women's soccer, women's basketball and men's hockey have long-standing events while indoor track & field along with softball have initiatives launching this season.
Courtesy: UWSP Sports Information