RIT women raise $10K for heart disease fund

The No. 1-ranked RIT women’s hockey team, along with Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, raised $10,219 for Finger Lakes Health in conjunction with Geneva General Cardiology Associates to help “Black Out Heart Disease” last Friday and Saturday as part of the Tigers’ two-game series against No. 4 SUNY-Plattsburgh.

RIT wore special black jerseys that were auctioned off online, raising $6,927. Sophomore Danielle Read had the highest-selling jersey at $550. Katie Stack and Sarah Dagg’s jerseys each sold for $500. Every jersey sold for at least $225.  In addition, Zeta Tau Alpha helped sell 300 t-shirts.

On Friday, Ritter Arena was filled to a capacity crowd of 2,100 fans, which
is a new Division III women’s hockey record for a regular season game.

“I am extremely proud that over the course of the weekend, our players and
Zeta Tau Alpha sorority were able to raise $10,219 for Finger Lakes Health
to help ‘Black Out Heart Disease,'” said RIT coach Scott McDonald in a statement. “The community support was tremendous, from
filling Ritter Arena to capacity on Friday, to another great crowd on
Saturday, and most importantly, their generosity to help support a great
cause.”

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