Stars, BCRC Partner for Pink in the RinkFeb 3, 2015
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today the team will again partner up with Breast Cancer Resource Centers (BCRC) of Texas for this year’s fifth 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 Rockford IceHogs on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 28, 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 and a Chuck-a-Puck contest during the second intermission of both games. Additionally, a portion of money from tickets sold through BCRC will benefit the organization. Last year’s Pink in the Rink Weekend raised $21,000 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 have its Fun Food Friday promotion with $3 beer, soda, hot dogs and Pizza Hut slices, plus $4 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine. Saturday’s game is a Coke Zero Family Four Pack Night, where fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks and parking for as low as $15 per person. Saturday’s game is also a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night and is the Pink in the Rink Jute Tote Bag giveaway courtesy of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, 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 entered the 2014-15 season as the AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions. Single-game tickets and season ticket packages for the 2014-15 campaign are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStarsHockey.com.