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Stars Host “Pink in the Rink” October 22nd
Stars Host “Pink in the Rink” October 22nd
Hockey Team to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars, in conjunction with the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, announced on Thursday that “Pink in the Rink” will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at the Cedar Park Center at 7:00 pm.

The event will be centered around the Texas Stars’ home game against the Peoria Rivermen. The Texas Stars will don pink themed jerseys to promote breast cancer awareness. Throughout the game, the team will run a silent auction of the game-worn jerseys, with 50 percent of the proceeds donated to the Komen Austin Affiliate. Also, $2.00 of every individual and group ticket sold for the game will be donated to the organization.

“We were very appreciative of the support we received last year from the Texas Stars community to make this event a big success,” said Texas Stars Assistant Vice President Danielle Eldridge. “With the help of our great partners at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center we look forward to working with the Komen Austin Affiliate again to support such an important cause.”

Aside from the auction, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, the presenting sponsor of “Pink in the Rink”, will distribute Texas Stars drawstring backpacks to the first 2,500 fans who attend the game.

“Cedar Park Regional is proud to join the Texas Stars again this year to help promote breast cancer awareness. Unfortunately, we all know someone who has been personally impacted by this disease,” said Tim Adams, CEO of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. “We encourage women to take proper action to detect breast cancer early through monthly self-exams, annual exams by a physician, and annual mammograms for women over age 40. Proper early detection and events such as this that raise awareness and funds for this important fight will get us one step closer to winning the battle against breast cancer.”

Last season, the Texas Stars presented its first Pink in the Rink during the October 30th game against the Houston Aeros. The event raised over $25,000 for the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Texas Stars Foundation. The Stars wore pink themed jerseys that were auctioned off during the game. In conjunction with the jerseys, the players used pink taped sticks during warm-ups that were also auctioned off. The Texas Stars Foundation, with help from the Texas Stars players’ wives and girlfriends, helped sell autographed “Pink in the Rink” pucks. The Stars donated $2 of each individual or group ticket sold. In all, $10,616.50 of the net funds were donated to the Komen Austin Affiliate. The Texas Stars Ice Girls also participated in the Komen Austin Race for the Cure® last year, generating $942.85 in additional donations.

Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®:
One out of eight women will have to fight breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why, since 1999, the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been hard at work here in Central Texas raising money to provide breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support. In fact, more than 75 percent of the money we raise each year is put to work right here in Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop and Caldwell counties to improve the lives of everyone affected by this deadly disease. The remaining funds go to national research to find a cure for breast cancer once and for all. The Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We live here. We race here. We save lives here. For more information about the organization, please visit www.komenaustin.org.

The Texas Stars Foundation
The Texas Stars Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the community through the impact of professional sports. Formed in the summer of 2010, the Texas Stars Foundation is the official charity of the Texas Stars’ management and players. By encouraging teamwork, interaction, and education, the Texas Stars Foundation strives to enrich the greater Central Texas area.

In its first year of operation the Texas Stars Foundation has supported more than 215 community programs and charitable organizations with donations in excess of $107,000. Major beneficiaries include but are not limited to; Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Cedar Park Veterans Memorial, 100 Club of Central Texas, UNICEF, Human Society of Williamson County, Youth Hockey Foundation of Austin (YHFA) and the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center.

For those interested in receiving donations or working with the Texas Stars Foundation, please contact Amber Cooney at (512) 600-5186 or via email at foundation@texasstarshockey.com.

Texas will play three preseason games starting on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 PM with the San Antonio Rampage visiting the Cedar Park Center. The team will then visit the Rampage on Saturday, October 1 at 3:00 PM in San Antonio. The game will be played at the Ice Center at Northwoods in San Antonio. Texas will round out its preseason schedule by hosting the Houston Aeros at 5:00 pm at Cedar Park Center on Sunday, October 2nd. Tickets to both preseason games at the Cedar Park Center are now on sale.

The Texas Stars will host Opening Night at Cedar Park Center on Sunday, October 9th against the San Antonio Rampage at 5:00 pm. Every fan who attends the first regular season game of the year will receive a Texas Stars magnetic schedule compliments of Austin Telco Credit Union. Tickets for every game of the 2011-12 season at Cedar Park Center are on sale now, for more information visit www.texasstarshockey.com or call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277).

2011-12 season seat packages are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com. Anyone interested in purchasing season tickets, suites, group tickets or mini-plans may call the Texas Stars front office.


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