The Idaho Steelheads' annual Pink in the Rink fundraiser generated more than $23,000 last weekend for St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute.
Steelheads players donned special pink and black jerseys for their Friday and Saturday games against the Stockton Thunder at CenturyLink Arena in Downtown Boise. Those jerseys were part of a silent auction that began during Friday's game and continued through Saturday's game. The Steelheads also raised money through raffle ticket sales and by donating a portion of some game ticket sales.
All of the money raised during Pink in the Rink -- $23,435 -- will go directly to St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute.
St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) is the region's largest provider of cancer services and a nationally recognized leader in cancer research. MSTI provides advanced care to thousands of patients every year at clinics in Boise, Fruitland, Meridian, Nampa and Twin Falls. It's home to Idaho's only cancer treatment center for children, only federally sponsored center for hemophilia, and only blood and marrow transplant program. Click here for more information.
The Steelheads have now raised more than $500,000 since 1998 via jersey auctions for local nonprofit organizations and charities. Last year's Pink in the Rink fundraiser for MSTI generated more than $15,000.