Thursday, February 3, 2011


The Athletic Department offers this report on Saves For a Cure's success....

The College at Brockport and the Brockport community banded together to raise more than $4,270 to help fight childhood cancer through the annual Saves for a Cure weekend.

Saves for a Cure is a non-profit, charitable organization started by Todd Sheridan (Edison, NJ), a former Brockport ice hockey goalie and current assistant ice hockey coach who was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma in both his tongue and his neck when he was just 20 years old.

During the third annual Saves for a Cure game, held Saturday night inside Tuttle North Ice Arena, Brockport and Neumann University skated to a 2-2 tie. The Golden Eagles sported special green Saves for a Cure jerseys, which were auctioned off to collect additional funds for the battle against childhood cancer. The auction of those jerseys helped raise $2,385, the largest fundraising portion of Saves for a Cure weekend.

As an additional means of raising money, Sheridan, Brockport's all-time leader in goals-against average (3.07), career wins (29) and saves percentage (.904), laced up his skates and assumed his natural position in goal during the new Shoot for a Cure event. For $10, fans could take their best shot at scoring a goal on Sheridan, with all the money going to Saves for a Cure. Sheridan said $410 was collected through the Shoot for a Cure.

A day after the game, Brockport’s Recreation Services, with help from Sheridan, ran a pasta dinner at Flash’s Tavern helped collect more than $1,400 for Sheridan’s charitable organization, which donates 100 percent of all money collected back to aid children in their battle against cancer.

With both Morrisville and Oswego joining Brockport in the Saves for a Cure campaign, Sheridan said more than $10,000 is expected to be raised during this year’s Saves for a Cure mission.

“The support from the community and members of school blew me away,” Sheridan said. “It was a great experience and I think everyone who attended enjoyed it. Everyone involved with the Shoot for a Cure event loved it. I'm still a little sore, but it was well worth it. The weekend’s events ran perfectly.”

Through the three-year history of Saves for a Cure, more than $17,000 has been collected.