Stars Partner with Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas for Sixth Annual Pink in the Rink WeekendFeb 16, 2016
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Tuesday the team will again partner with Breast Cancer Resource Centers (BCRC) of Texas for this year’s sixth annual Pink in the Rink Weekend, presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
The Stars will wear specialty pink-themed jerseys as they host the Ontario Reign on Friday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at Cedar Park Center. Throughout the weekend, breast cancer survivors and volunteers will participate in various in-game activities, such as flag presentations and intermission contests. Funds will be raised for BCRC through the game-worn jersey silent auction, mystery puck sales and Chuck-a-Puck contests during both games. Fans can also purchase special Pink in the Rink long-sleeve t-shirts from the Stars Team Store, with $5 from each sale donated to BCRC.
Additionally, a portion of money from tickets sold through BCRC will benefit the organization. Last year’s Pink in the Rink Weekend raised $22,500 to support local women diagnosed with breast cancer – the largest donation by the Texas Stars Foundation in its history.
The Texas Stars’ Pink in the Rink jerseys will be auctioned off through a silent auction held at the games, with winners having the opportunity to meet the player after the conclusion of Saturday’s game and receive the jersey “off their back”.
In addition to opening Pink in the Rink Weekend, Friday’s game will also feature Texas Stars Two Packs and the Fun Food Friday promotion with $3 beer, chicken tenders and flatbreads, plus $4 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine. Saturday’s game is a Coke Zero Family Four Pack Night, where fans can purchase four tickets, hot dogs and soft drinks for as low as $16 per person. Saturday’s game is also a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night and features a Stars Pink Fleece Blanket giveaway, courtesy of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
Currently in their 21st year of operation, Breast Cancer Resource Centers (BCRC) of Texas is a centralized source of information, education and support that empowers those affected by breast cancer to navigate through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and beyond as active, knowledgeable participants in their healthcare.
Staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC strives to reduce mortality rates by assisting Central Texans diagnosed with breast cancer as they confront obstacles that stand in the way of their treatment or affect their quality of life. BCRC help eliminate barriers related to insurance, employment, family relationships, inability to pay for services, and end-of-life decisions.
The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars and currently in their seventh season at Cedar Park Center. Full season, 24-game and 12-game ticket packages for the 2015-16 campaign are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStars.com.