Toledo will hold its 11th annual “Rockets for the Cure” Saturday, Jan. 28. Fans can purchase one ticket and catch two games in Savage Arena.
The men’s team will take on Northern Illinois at 2 p.m., and the women will play reigning Mid-American Conference West Division Champion Central Michigan at 4:30 p.m.
The MAC West 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 Rockets encourage everyone in attendance to wear pink in support of cancer research.
The goal of “Rockets for the Cure” is to provide cancer education to the community, give encouragement to the survivors fighting and their families, celebrate the survivors who have won the fight, remember the ones that were less fortunate, and pack Savage Arena with 5,000 or more Rocket fans in pink.
Tickets — $10 for adults and $6 for youth — can be purchased online at utrockets.com, by calling 419.530.GOLD (4653) or at the UT Ticket Office. UT students are admitted free with ID, and University employees may purchase half-price tickets.
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. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From when the doors open at 12:30 p.m. until the end of halftime, fans may take part in the silent auction on the West Concourse. All proceeds will benefit the UT Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio, and the UT Center for Health and Successful Living.
The Rockets will again wear pink uniforms for the game. Guest emcee Chrys Peterson and the Rockets will hold a live jersey auction immediately following the contest. All proceeds will benefit the the UT Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center and Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio.
For the third straight year, Head 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 benefit the the UT Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center and Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio.
Last season, the Rockets raised $11,016.96 for cancer research, marking the seventh straight season they collected at least $11,000. In addition, five of UT’s uniforms that were auctioned off after the contest went for more than $500, including a high of $800 for Ana Capotosto.