On Saturday, and Friday, Feb. 3, in conjunction with LINKS Charity and WCA Hospital, the Jamestown Ironmen will host Pink The Rink at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.
To honor the courage of breast cancer patients, the Ironmen will wear custom-made hockey jerseys and encourage everyone in attendance to join them by wearing pink.
Starting on Friday and continuing through Feb. 3, the Jamestown Ironmen will conduct a charity auction featuring game-worn jerseys, pink hockey sticks and other pink items autographed by Ironmen players and coaches, as well as NAHL alumni and current Buffalo Sabres including Ryan Miller, Nathan Gerbe and Thomas Vanek.
From left are Karl Sisson, WCA Hospital director of development; Brad Van Riper, senior vice president of Truck-Lite and executive director of the LINKS Charity; Aaron Scheppelman, goaltender Joey Ballmer, assistant captain Johnny Smith and Kenji Yamada, team owner, Jamestown Ironme; and Brittany Mason, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena sponsorship sales coordinator.
Throughout the remainder of the Ironmen season, the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena will continue selling $1 pink tribute links to grow the LINKS Tribute Chain which is now draped around the ice rink. This chain was carried on by walkers during the inaugural LINKS Pink Walk on Oct. 2 in tribute to breast cancer patients.
In addition to auction proceeds generated by the two Pink The Rink nights and the sale of the tribute links, for the remainder of the hockey season, $2 from the purchase of every Jamestown Ironmen ticket can also benefit LINKS Charity and local breast cancer care at WCA Hospital simply by saying "Pink."