Pink the Rink
Over $60,000 Raised for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Pink the Rink has been a Pittsford School District tradition since 2010 and has raised $61,829 for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. This annual event began when Friends of Pittsford Hockey Board Member, Celeste Frohm, proposed the idea for Pink the Rink after watching her son play in a similar event at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Frohm believed it would be an effective way to bring the Pittsford community together for a worthy cause.
“Pink the Rink invites the entire Pittsford Central School District community and their families to come together for some fun in support of a great cause,” explained Pittsford Central School District Superintendent, Michael Pero. “Fostering a spirit in our students of giving back through longstanding traditions such as Pink the Rink help make our students better citizens of the world.”
Pink the Rink 2019
2019 Pink the Rink Raises $5,000 for Breast Coalition of Rochester
PCSD's 10th Annual Pink the Rink Hockey Games raised $5,000 for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, bringing the total raised over the years to more than $60,000. In the January 24 games played at the RIT Ritter Ice Arena, the Pittsford Panthers JV and Varsity ice hockey teams successfully defeated Webster Schroeder and raised money for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester through ticket sales, a "chuck a puck" contest and tee-shirt sales. The Panthers wore pink jerseys that were sponsored by local families in honor or memory of loved ones.