By Audrey Pfitzner
The University of Georgia Ice Dawgs will be partnering with Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer, also referred to as BBBC, for their “Pink in the Rink” game on Nov. 3.
The Ice Dawgs will face off against Alabama-Huntsville Friday night at the ICE in Cumming, Georgia at 9:00 p.m. Tickets to the game are sold at the door, general admission tickets for adults are $10 and student and children tickets are $5.
The Ice Dawgs encourage fans in attendance to wear pink in support of the cause.
BBBC is a non-profit charity in Athens, Georgia that raises funds for St. Mary’s Hospital and Teresa’s Hope.
Teresa Abbott was diagnosed with an aggressive form of stage III breast cancer in 2003.
After 18 months of fighting the disease with various treatments, she was cancer free.
After Abbott won her battle, the Abbott family decided to create BBBC in order to help fight the disease and give back for the support they received.
The goal of BBBC is to fight breast cancer through early detection and offer support to women that may not have the resources they need to fight the disease, such as mammograms.
BBBC has provided women with free mammograms and has purchased the necessary supplies for St. Mary’s to continue to provide the essential breast health services.
According to the BBBC website, St. Mary’s hospital stated that BBBC has donated over $1,000,000 to the breast health imaging program. They also stated that the funds supported the purchase of two digital mammography machines for the imaging center.
The Ice Dawgs will be wearing the special edition breast cancer awareness jerseys during the game.
These jerseys have a meaningful design with the words “love,” “hope,” “strength” and “courage” displayed across the jersey. Accenting the primarily black and white jerseys are pops of pink that rest on the sleeves and text. Featured on either sleeve is the breast cancer awareness ribbon.
A jersey auction will be held, allowing fans to bid on these special edition jerseys. Bidding will be done on paper at the merchandise booth and will be open until the end of second intermission. Starting bids for the jerseys start at $120 and proceeds from this auction will go directly to BBBC.
If you are looking for another way to support the charity, consider participating in the “Price per Goal” promotion. During the game against Alabama-Huntsville, you can pledge any dollar amount for each goal scored by UGA. Just like the jersey proceeds, all funds raised through this promotion will be donated to BBBC.
To learn more about BBBC, visit their website here.