Pink in the Rink raises $70,412 for women’s cancer research

Eight-year total of annual Peterborough Petes' fundraiser exceeds half a million dollars

Fan and cancer survivor Julia Tanner and Petes Assistant Coach Kurtis Foster were the honourary co-chairs for this year's Pink in the Rink game, which raised over $70,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society (photo credit: Kelsey Saunders / Peterborough Petes)
Fan and cancer survivor Julia Tanner and Petes Assistant Coach Kurtis Foster were the honourary co-chairs for this year's Pink in the Rink game, which raised over $70,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society (photo credit: Kelsey Saunders / Peterborough Petes)

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.

The Petes on the blue line wearing their Pink in the Rink fundraising sweaters  (photo credit: Kelsey Saunders / Peterborough Petes)
The Petes on the blue line wearing their Pink in the Rink fundraising sweaters (photo credit: Kelsey Saunders / Peterborough Petes)

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.

The Peterborough Petes with the Pink in the Rink committee  (photo credit: Kelsey Saunders / Peterborough Petes)
The Peterborough Petes with the Pink in the Rink committee (photo credit: Kelsey Saunders / Peterborough Petes)

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