Toledo will hold its eighth annual “Rockets for the Cure” Saturday, Feb. 13, as the Midnight Blue and Gold host reigning Mid-American Conference champion Ohio at 2 p.m. in Savage Arena.
The MAC cross-division matchup will help benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio and the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center. The Rockets encourage everyone in attendance to wear pink in support of cancer research.
The goal of “Rockets for the Cure” is to provide breast cancer education to the community, provide encouragement to the survivors fighting and their families, celebrate the survivors who have won the fight, remember those who were less fortunate, and pack Savage Arena with 5,000 or more Rocket fans in pink.
Groups of 15 or more may purchase tickets at the group rate of $7 per ticket prior to game day. The first 500 group tickets sold will receive a free “Rockets for the Cure” T-shirt. The group rate and free T-shirts can be redeemed when fans purchase 15 or more tickets at one time prior to game day and are based on availability.
When the doors open until the end of halftime, fans are encouraged to take part in a silent auction on the West Concourse. All proceeds benefit the UT Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio and the UT Center for Successful Living.
The Rockets will once again wear pink uniforms for the game. Guest emcee Chrys Peterson and the Rockets will host a live auction of the jerseys worn during the contest. All proceeds will benefit the UT Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio.
For the second straight year, Coach Tricia Cullop has pledged to donate $25 for every Toledo free throw made and asks the Toledo community to do the same. To make a pledge, contact the Athletic Marketing Office at 419.530.2482 or make a pledge at the game. All proceeds will go to the UT Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio.
Last season, Toledo raised $14,893 for breast cancer research, marking the fourth time in the last five years they have collected at least $14,000. Four of the uniforms that were auctioned off after the contest went for more than $700, including a high of $1,100 for Inma Zanoguera.
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