Hi to everyone! My sincerest apologies I am a duster and have taken so long to write to everyone. But here I am so please don’t worry. A lot has happened since my last entry. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane.
1. The Season
And that’s pretty much it! Good chat. Most of the season has gone by and I, being a senior, can tell you that this season was the fastest one yet. It’s almost over. Very sad. But I cannot discuss it or else I will simply start to cry and then that just won’t be fun to read now will it? Instead, I shall focus on one of our team’s community service priorities: Pink at the Rink. Yes, we still do it, and yes we take it seriously.
This year we raised over $3,000 dollars to benefit the American Cancer Society and breast cancer research. We’ve been doing it for 5 years now and in total we have raised over $30,000 for this cause. It’s pretty amazing. The whole week leading up to our games against Brown and Yale, we harassed pretty much every single person on campus to buy a pink bracelet, ribbon, or T-shirt to help support and spread the word. People did, whether it was enthusiastic or not. We literally knock on people’s dorm rooms and demand spare change. Sorry I woke you from your nap, but we’re trying to make a difference here. Don’t be grumpy at me, pal.
Game day against Yale was our big day. We had pink tape and laces to spice up our look. After warm-ups the Yale team wanted to join in and asked to borrow some tape. For starting lineups they all came out with some pink on, too. It was pretty sweet. We had more fans than ever before, and the atmosphere in the rink was amazing. And pink, might I add. After a back and forth, hard fought 60 minutes, we came out on top 2-0. Taped to the glass was a sign that read “Who do U fight for?” and people were able to write who was near and dear to their hearts, either a cancer survivor or not. It is always amazing to me how many people are affected by this disease, and how many people fight through it, or for somebody else. Pink at the Rink always gives me goosebumps. It never seems to be about the hockey game that day, but something way bigger and more meaningful to everyone.
Catch ya on the flip,
Photo credit: Ray Legere