‘Rockets for the Cure’ nets more than $10,000

April 7, 2017 | Athletics, News
By Brian DeBenedictis

Toledo made yet another outstanding contribution to the Toledo Dana Cancer Center, Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio and The University of Toledo Center for Health and Successful Living at its 11th annual “Rockets for the Cure” game Jan. 28.

The 2016-17 Mid-American Conference Champions raised $10,488 for cancer research, marking the eighth straight season the Rockets collected at least $10,000.

Senior Janice Monakana was one of nine Rockets who had her uniform auctioned off for more than $500 after the game.

Former WTOL news anchor Chrys Peterson, the guest emcee for the ninth consecutive year, encouraged the 4,309 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 wore were made specially for that game against 2016-17 MAC regular-season champion Central Michigan. Nine of the uniforms that were auctioned off after the contest went for more than $500, including a high of $700 for sophomore Kaayla McIntyre and freshman Mariella Santucci.

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