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Published on January 10, 2019

Castleton Lady Spartans face Norwich University in Annual Pink the Rink Game

Rutland, VT. – On Friday, January 25, the Castleton Women’s Ice Hockey Team will trade traditional Spartan green apparel for pink to raise awareness and funds for the Breast Care Program at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

In his first season as Head Coach, Mike Venezia said, “The annual Pink the Rink game is an important event for the Castleton University Women’s Ice Hockey Team and our local region. We are pleased once again this year, to help raise awareness and support in the fight against breast cancer.” The Lady Spartans will face the Norwich University Cadets in an exciting match-up scheduled to begin at 7pm at the Spartan Arena.

All proceeds from the event, including admission, and a raffle for an authentic Pink the Rink jersey, will benefit the Breast Care program at Rutland Regional. Raffle tickets are available at the RRMC Gift Shop, or by calling 802.747.3634. In addition, there will be a 50-50 raffle, and a varied basket auction at Spartan Arena.

A new edition this year will be the sale of limited-edition custom pink game pucks. The cost of the pucks is $5 each and they can only be purchased at the Pink the Rink event. Puck sales will also benefit the Breast Care program.

Since the inception of the annual Pink the Rink event, more than $60,000 has been raised in support of the program. The cost of admission to the game is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students.

We continue to be grateful for the ongoing partnership and collaboration with Castleton University and the Women’s Hockey program in support of the Breast Care Program,” said Linda McKenna, RPA-C, Director of Oncology, at Rutland Regional’s Foley Cancer Center. “We look forward to cheering the Lady Spartans on Friday, January 25.”

For more information about the upcoming Pink the Rink game, call 802.747.3634.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center, founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond.


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