Ice Hockey Club Prepares to “Pink the Rink”


In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Ice Hockey Club at USF will “Pink the Rink” this Saturday, October 24th against the UCF Knights.

“We just want people to come out and watch hockey and support a good cause. We rounded up pink jerseys for the game which should be fun,” said Danny Hoeflich, President of the club.

Ice Bulls Go Pink

Photo via USF Ice Bulls Facebook

For Richard Budd, the club’s Vice President and goalie, the game will have a more personal connection.  “My mom is a breast cancer survivor; so it’s good to raise support for this cause. Breast cancer impacts a wide group of people. Everybody has somebody that they know, and it’s good to offer support to people going through it or have already been through it.”  According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, second only to skin cancer.

While admission to the game is free, the Ice Hockey Club, in partnership with Chi Omega, will be collecting donations at the door.  After the game, the club will sell their pink jerseys.  All proceeds from the event will go to the Susan G. Komen organization, which has funded more than $847 million in research and $1.8 billion in screening, education, treatment, and psychosocial support since its foundation in 1982.

So come on out to the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex at 5309 29th Street East in Ellenton Saturday, October 24th at 7:30pm and support your USF hockey team and breast cancer research all in one great night.  Don’t forget to wear your pink!  For more information about the Ice Hockey Club, please visit their website (

By Matthew Corrado, Sport Clubs Marketing Assistant


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