Went to my sons' school website and was impressed by this picture. Every time I went back and this picture popped up I would look at it and think ( yep, everytime I saw it, the same thought) this is so cool. First here's the original picture and a few others...
Well, of course I included a couple of shots of my son, Cameron.
For the second year, RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.) has been the sight of a great Make The Rink Pink event. This is a combined effort on the part of the Women's , Men's Hockey teams and the schools chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha soroity. Pink jerseys were auctioned off and pink tiger t-shirts were sold to benefit Rochester General's Lipson Cancer Center and Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. This years' efforts raised $26,512, almost $5,000 more than last year. The men's team beat Canisus 3-1 during this game. That makes it a win-win situation. Earlier this year the Women's team held a similar event, with commemorative t-shirts and camouflage jerseys. 100% of the money raised was doated to The Wounded Warriors Project."The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) works to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs." They raised over $8,000 for this project.
During this same week on the local and national news I heard at least 3 negative stories about college athletes, and not 1 positive story. Thought I'd share this to show that many, many student athletes are making a positive impact on society. If you google the phrase Make The Rink Pink you will see that RIT isn't the only school doing this. There are a lot of great young people who are thinking and doing for others. Just wanted to share this.