Pink the Rink jerseys to honor all in 2021; goal to surpass $100,000 in donations

Monday May 11, 2020Sports Information Office
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The 2021 Pink The Rink jerseys to be worn by the Fredonia State men's hockey team will contain the names of every person, couple, or group ever honored at the annual event.

The names will be ghosted in pink on both sides of the white jerseys the Blue Devils will wear when they face the Oswego Lakers on Fri., Feb. 19, 2021. It will mark the 15th season the Blue Devils will wear pink jerseys to honor cancer survivors.

Nameplate personalization began in 2008 and has resulted in well over $90,000 raised for the American Cancer Society.

"I thought it would be nice to get everybody's name on it," - Head Coach Jeff Meredith

Head Coach Jeff Meredith said he wanted to do something special to commemorate the milestone of surpassing $100,000 in donations. "I thought it would be nice," he said, "to get everybody's name on it."

Coach Meredith said sale of 2021 jerseys will begin September, so that more cancer survivors can be recognized. More information will be released as the date approaches.

The jersey was designed by Pop Tops Sportswear of South Easton, Mass. The names will appear on the jersey in alphabetical order by first name. The names of people honored as part of a couple or family group are listed separately.

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