Pink The Rink Raises Money and More

On Sunday March 19th Northwood hosted the annual Pink The Rink Fundraiser for Cancer Research at Jack Shea Arena in the Olympic Center. Pink the Rink includes a 4 on 4 pond hockey-style tournament, and a bake sale where all the proceeds go to cancer research and to finding a cure. Pink the Rink is a fun event honoring those individuals who have battled cancer and their families and friends who have supported them through their tough journey.

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Pink the Rink started about 5 years ago when a Northwood student’s grandmother was battling  breast cancer. At that time Mrs Edwards, a teacher at Northwood School, started up Pink the Rink to help bring attention to the issue and mobilize the Northwood community to take action to find a cure. Pink the Rink has always been a success, especially last year when it raised over $4,000.

Most of the students participate in the event by helping behind the scenes with the bake sale, or by playing in the pond hockey tournament. Students love Pink the Rink. For many students, this is one of the greatest memories from their Northwood career.

Wyatt Wilmshurst ‘17 said, “Pink the Rink is one of my favorite days of the year. All the students come together for a great cause. It’s truly something special.” Wyatt was also the captain of the team that went on to win the pond hockey tournament this year. His teammates included Kevin Lombardi ‘17, Matthew Petizian ‘17, Sam DiBitetto ‘18, Sean Bunting ‘19, and Patrick Callahan ‘19.

Petizian described the championship game as “a difficult game because we were the underdogs, but we pulled through and earned the win. I was impressed with the turnout and the participation by everyone to help such an important cause.”


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