Toledo raised more than $12,000 at ‘Rockets for the Cure’ game

March 23, 2018 | Athletics, Events, News
By Brian DeBenedictis

The Toledo women’s basketball program made another special contribution to the Toledo Dana Cancer Center, Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio, and the UT Center for Health and Successful Living at its 12th annual “Rockets for the Cure” game Feb. 17. The Rockets raised $12,315 for cancer research, marking the ninth straight season they collected at least $10,000.

Former WTOL news anchor Chrys Peterson, the guest emcee for the 10th consecutive year, encouraged the season-high 5,024 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.

Junior Mikaela Boyd’s jersey was auctioned off for a team-high $1,200 after the Feb. 17 game.

The pink Nike jerseys that UT wore were made for the game against Western Michigan. Four of the uniforms that were auctioned off after the contest went for at least $900, including a high of $1,200 for junior Mikaela Boyd’s jersey.

Dollars raised for Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio game
2010 – $11,393
2011 – $14,366
2012 – $18,010
2013 – $19,845
2014 – $13,582
2015 – $14,893*
2016 – $11,016*
2017 – $10,488*
2018 – $12,315*

*Total also includes dollars raised for Toledo Dana Cancer Center and UT Center for Health and Successful Living

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