Pink the Rink raises more than $35 thousand

UTICA, N.Y (WKTV) - The Utica Comets are making a difference when it comes to raising awareness for breast cancer research.

The Comets "Pink the Rink" Night raised $35,752 for the Breast Cancer Care Center at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare.

The event took place on Jan. 31.

"It truly was a terrific night filled with excitement and giving towards a great cause," said Utica Comets President Robert Esche. "Our area never ceases to amaze me on its ability to donate so generously to local institutions. It's very rewarding to see people come together from a player level, staff level, and most importantly a community level. I thank everyone who was involved, and know that 'Pink the Rink' night has become a staple of not only the Utica Comets, but of the City of Utica and the community as a family."

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