Zeta Tau Alpha to host 5th Annual Pink the Rink with Razorback Hockey

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Contact:  Abbie Sudduth, 214-725-8306, asudduth@uark.edu

The Zeta Tau Alpha chapter at the University of Arkansas is excited to host this year’s Pink the Rink hockey game with the University of Arkansas School of Law and Razorback Ice Hockey Team on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale, AR.

In association with the University of Arkansas School of Law, ZTA and Razorback Hockey are working to fight breast cancer and spread education and awareness. In addition the Law School will put on a silent auction prior to the game at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds raised during the event will be donated to the ZTA Foundation’s Survivor Recognition Program. Among other things, the Survivor Recognition Program works with Race for the Cure across the country to provide the signature pink T-shirts and caps for participants to wear during the race. It also provides pink “In Memory Of” and “In celebration Of” back signs for participants to wear during Race for the Cure events so they may race in honor of a friend or loved one. Finally, the Survivor Recognition Program provides an educational item for each Race Participant, such as the ZTA/Komen breast health awareness cards.

ZTA members will distribute pink ribbons to all fans at the game and will be selling limited Think Pink Arkansas Razorback t-shirts. A breast cancer survivor will participate in the ceremonial puck drop at the beginning of the game. Members of the team will be honoring this fight by wearing pink socks, pink laces, and using pink athletic tape.

“The Razorback Hockey program is excited for our partnership with Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and our continuing work with the Law School,” said Head Coach Brian Gallini. He added, “this is expected to be our largest Pink the Rink fundraiser with standing room only attendance.”

In the week leading up to the game, ZTA will also host Think Pink!® Week on the University of Arkansas campus to raise more awareness. On Wednesday, October 2 the chapter will host a Pink Pancake lunch at the chapter house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $5. Thursday, October 3 the chapter will have a Country Can Cure concert at the Greek Theater at 6:30 p.m. with artist Kyle Park for $15. The week concludes on Friday night with Pink the Rink at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale, AR.

“This is the first year Zeta has had the opportunity to work along side the Razorback Hockey team in the fight against breast cancer and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Kim Elliot, ZTA Philanthropy Chair. Elliot added, “we hope to see lots of fans on Friday night wearing their pink in support of breast cancer awareness and education.”