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Becker plans hockey game to help fight cancer

Becker plans hockey game to help fight cancer

Published on: February 7, 2020

When the men’s ice hockey teams from Becker College and Wentworth Institute of Technology face off on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1:10 p.m., they’ll be playing with the goal of fighting cancer. The two colleges are participating in a Hockey Fights Cancer event, to benefit the American Cancer Society.

“We started doing it years ago, when our assistant hockey coach lost his wife to cancer,” said Frank Millerick, vice president of student affairs and director of athletics at Becker College. “It’s the only game that we charge admission for.”

Hockey Fights Cancer™ is a charitable initiative dedicated to raising money and awareness toward cancer research. According to the American Cancer Society, since its inception in 1998, the effort has raised more than $20 million to support the cancer programs of local and national cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities, and local charities.

Admission to the game on Feb. 8, which will be played at the Worcester Ice Center, is $2 per person. There will also be a $5 per ticket jersey raffle. All tickets sales, donations, and raffling will go to the American Cancer Society.

“We have a stage and voice and although it is a small stage, we have a responsibility to use that in the most beneficial way possible,” said Becker Men’s Ice Hockey Head Coach Mike Young.

To learn more about the Hockey Fights Cancer project, click on the following link: Hockey Fights Cancer

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