Georgia Hockey is giving back once again. Tonight is the first night of the Ice Dawgs’ annual Pink in the Rink, an event they host for consecutive games in October to raise money for breast cancer awareness and Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer.
Led by Coach John Camp, the Ice Dawgs emphasize community and the impact their team can have on the community outside the university. Because of this, the Ice Dawgs and the local organization Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer were a perfect match.
Debuting in 2018, this will be Georgia Hockey and the BBBC’s fifth year of Pink in the Rink. The Ice Dawgs will wear custom pink jerseys, sponsored by Landmark Properties of Athens, tonight and tomorrow in their matchups against Auburn.
Georgia Hockey shows how to give back through its Pink in the Rink games
Fans who can come to the games are, of course, encouraged to wear pink in support as they help pink out the rink. The custom jerseys will be auctioned off after Friday’s game, with all the proceeds going to the BBBC. Fans can also make donations through the “Dollars per Goal” pledge drive.
So far, the Ice Dawgs and Pink in the Rink have helped raise $40,000 for the BBBC and breast cancer awareness. With all of the proceeds going to St. Mary’s Hospital Athens, the BBBC and the Ice Dawgs are raising awareness for breast cancer while directly supporting the members of their community.
So if you want to support another championship team in Athens tonight or tomorrow, head down to watch the Ice Dawgs play, and don’t forget to wear pink.