Rockets raise highest total for cancer research since 2013

February 22, 2019 | Athletics, Events, News
By Brian DeBenedictis

The Toledo women’s basketball program made another special contribution to The University of Toledo Medical Center Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio, and UT Center for Health and Successful Living at its 13th annual “Rockets for the Cure” game Feb. 2.

The Rockets raised $16,224 for cancer research, signifying their highest total since 2013. It also marked the 10th straight year they collected at least $10,000.

Five of UT’s uniforms that were auctioned off after the Rockets’ double-digit victory over archrival Bowling Green went for at least $700.

And Toledo beat Bowling Green, 76-56.

Chrys Peterson, former WTOL news anchor, was the guest emcee for the 11th consecutive year. She encouraged the 4,757 fans in attendance to take part in a silent auction and informed them about Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Most in the crowd wore pink, including many who donned “Rockets for the Cure” T-shirts.

The pink Nike jerseys that UT players wore were made specially for the game against archrival Bowling Green. Five of the jerseys that were auctioned off went for at least $700, including a high of $3,000 for senior Kaayla McIntyre’s uniform.

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