UWSP Pink Game Raises $36,000 for Cancer Charities

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

(Press Release) STEVENS POINT, WI – October 15, 2012 – The third annual Eastbay and Team Schierl Pink Game for Cancer was held Saturday, September 29th at the Community Stadium at Goerke Park in Stevens Point.

The event raised over $36,000 to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Central Wisconsin and Bill Schroeder’s Circle of Friends Foundation.

The UWSP football team suited up in one-of-a-kind pink jerseys, which were auctioned off during the game. Winning bidders received the game-worn jerseys in a special presentation after the event. Silent auction items also generated additional contributions to the charities.

A record-breaking 4,000+ fans packed the stadium to see UW-Stevens Point challenge UW-La Crosse. The stands were filled with fans wearing specially-designed pink t-shirts. The t-shirts were sold to over 2,500 fans with proceeds benefitting the two charities. Fans enjoyed an on-site hospitality tent, where they were treated with complimentary refreshments and vendor gifts.

Presenting sponsors of the event were Team Schierl Companies and Eastbay, with additional support provided by US Venture, Klasinski Orthopaedics, BMO Harris, Powerade, Schoeps Ice Cream, Skyward and Ministry Health Care.

Tim Schierl, Co-CEO of Team Schierl Companies said, “It’s awesome to see the University, students, fans, the community and businesses come together in support of The Pink Game.” He adds, “All of us are affected by Cancer in some way, and seeing this kind of overwhelming support is incredible.”

Plans for the Pink Game 2013 are already in the works.

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