Monday, February 11, 2013


Five years ago an idea was hatched to hold a charity game and fundraising weekend around the Saves for a Cure organization that was started by former Golden Eagles goalie Todd Sheridan. Next weekend marks the fifth annual Saves for a Cure game as the Golden Eagles face Morrisville at 7 pm Friday February 15 in the Tuttle North Ice Arena.

Since its inception, the charity events have raised over $20,000 with a majority of that money being donated to the Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester.

The Brockport Department of Athletics will donate all of the ticket proceeds from the game and the commemorative jerseys worn by the Golden Eagles will be auctioned off for the charity as well. New in 2013 is a chicken BBQ dinner Saturday afternoon held at 58 Main Restaurant and Smokin' BBQ. Dinner tickets are available from any of the hockey players and will also be on sale the night of the game. The tickets are $10 each and meals can be dine in or take out.

The jerseys are currently being auctioned off until 8 am on Feb. 17. The jerseys are usually the biggest portion of money raised, including last years' total of nearly $2,500. Winners of the auction will be announced Sunday and contacted via e-mail.

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