Rockets raise more than $18,000 for Komen for the Cure

February 23, 2012 | News, UToday
By Brian DeBenedictis

Senior Courtney Ingersoll's uniform brought in $3,000 in the auction after the game.

The University of Toledo women’s basketball team raised $18,010 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio at its fourth annual “Rockets for the Cure” game vs. Western Michigan Feb. 18.

This year’s donation surpassed last year’s then-record total of $14,366.

“We are so grateful for the outstanding contributions of the Toledo community,” Head Coach Tricia Cullop said. “This annual event continues to grow because of our tremendous fans.”

The pink Nike jerseys that the team wore were made especially for the game. Five of the jerseys that were auctioned off after the contest went for more than $1,000; this included a high of $3,000 for senior Courtney Ingersoll’s uniform.

WTOL news anchor Chrys Peterson, the guest emcee for the fourth consecutive year, announced raffle winners during timeouts and also told the crowd of 5,045 more about Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Many in the crowd wore pink, including some who donned “Rockets for the Cause” T-shirts.

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