Tuesday, November 29, 2011


The College at Brockport Men's Ice Hockey team will host its' fourth annual Saves for a Cure game on Dec. 3 against Morrisville State in the Tuttle North Ice Arena at 7 pm.

Saves for a Cure is a charitable organization that was started by former Brockport standout goalie and assistant coach Todd Sheridan in 2007 to raise money to help children cope with the difficulties of cancer treatments throughout the Rochester area. Sheridan was 20 years old when he was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma in both his tongue and neck.

Sheridan's foundation consists of raising money through saves, meaning that any save made by a Brockport goalie during the season raises money through the donations of local businesses. In the first three years of existence, Saves for a Cure has raised over $17,000. The Brockport Athletic Department donates all ticket sales to the cause.

The team also raises money by auctioning off their customized jerseys and a benefit dinner. The dinner will be held at 58 Main Restaurant Bar and Smokin BBQ on Sunday, Dec. 4 from noon- 4 pm. The cost is $10 per plate. There will also be a Chinese Auction held at the benefit.

Players' jerseys are currently being auctioned off until 5 pm on Dec. 4. The jerseys are usually the biggest portion of money raised, including last years' total of $2,385. Winners of the auction will be announced Sunday night and will be contacted via e-mail.

A representative and cancer patient from the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester was chosen for a celebrity puck drop to kick-off the game.

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