Toledo will hold its 13th annual “Rockets for the Cure,” presented by Kroger, Saturday, Feb. 2, as UT entertains archrival Bowling Green at 2 p.m. in Savage Arena.
The Mid-American Conference cross-division showdown will help benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio, The University of Toledo Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, and the UT Center for Health and Successful Living.
The goal of “Rockets for the Cure” is to provide cancer education to the community, give encouragement to the survivors fighting now and their families, celebrate the survivors who have won the fight, remember the ones who were less fortunate, and pack Savage Arena with 5,000 or more Rocket fans in pink.
UT is offering free admission to the rivalry game to all breast cancer survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer. To claim a free ticket, call 419.530.GOLD (4653), stop by the UT Ticket Office in Savage Arena, or visit the “Rockets for the Cure” ticket website.
In addition, commemorative “Rockets for the Cure” T-shirts can be purchased for $8 at the Toledo Rockets’special event website.
From when the doors open up at 12:30 p.m. until the end of halftime, fans may take part in the silent auction on the West Concourse. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio, the UT Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, and the UT Center for Health and Successful Living.
Toledo will once again wear special pink uniforms for the game. Guest emcee Chrys Peterson and the Rockets will hold a live jersey auction immediately following the contest. All proceeds from the live auction will benefit Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio and the UT Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.
Last season, the Rockets raised $12,315 for cancer research, marking the ninth straight season they collected at least $10,000. In addition, four of the uniforms that were auctioned off went for at least $900, including a high of $1,200 for senior Mikaela Boyd’s jersey.
For tickets, go to the Toledo Rockets website, call 419.530.GOLD (4653), or stop by the UT Athletic Ticket Office in Savage Arena. UT employees and retirees may purchase tickets at half-price; UT students are admitted free with ID.