The eighth annual Pink in the Rink game at the Peterborough Memorial Centre last night (February 4) raised $70,412.39 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Peterborough Petes took on the Oshawa Generals, who won 3-2 in overtime.
Proceeds raised at Saturday night’s game bring the eight-year total of Pink in the Rink to over $530,000.
Petes players wore special Pink in the Rink fundraising sweaters, which were sold in a post-game live jersey auction. Other fundraising initiatives at the game included a chuck-a-ball, silent auction, and bucket pass, combined with prior t-shirt sales and an online fundraiser.
Highlights of Saturday’s fundraiser included Petes captain Brandon Prophet’s game-worn jersey selling for $1,050, and a Toronto Maple Leafs package including memorabilia and tickets raising $800 in the silent auction.
Petes Assistant Coach Kurtis Foster and long-time fan, billet, and cancer survivor Julia Tanner were the honourary co-chairs.
For more information on Pink in the Rink, visit www.pinkintherink.ca.