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Published on January 13, 2020

Castleton Lady Spartans to face Suffolk University in Annual
Pink the Rink Game

Rutland, VT: – On Friday, February 7, 2020, the Castleton Women’s Ice Hockey Team will once again trade their traditional Spartan green apparel for pink to raise awareness and funds for the Breast Care Program at Rutland Regional Medical Center. The Spartans will face the Suffolk University Rams in an exciting match-up scheduled to begin at 7pm at the Spartan Arena.

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 proud to continue to help raise awareness and support in the fight against breast cancer,” said Mike Venezia, Head Coach, in his second season at Castleton.

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 Medical Center. 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.

The first 200 fans through the Spartan Arena doors on February 7, will receive a complimentary custom pink puck. Additional pucks will be sold during the game at a cost of $5 each. The pucks are only available at this year’s Pink the Rink event. Puck sales also benefit the Breast Care Program.

Since the inception of the annual Pink the Rink event 12 years ago, more than $75,000 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 team in support of the Breast Care Program,” says Linda McKenna, Director of Oncology, at Rutland Regional’s Foley Cancer Center. “Last year’s game against Norwich was so exciting, we look forward to cheering the Spartans on again Friday, February 7 against the Suffolk Rams.”

For more information about the upcoming Pink the Rink game, go to or 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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