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Contact: Karl Sisson
WCA Hospital Director of Development
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LINKS Charity, WCA Hospital & Jamestown Ironmen will PINK THE RINK

WCA Hospital
Karl Sisson – WCA Director of Development, Brad Van Riper - Senior Vice President, Truck-Lite and Executive Director, LINKS Charity, Captain Aaron Scheppelman, Goaltender Joey Ballmer, Assistant Captain Johnny Smith, Kenji Yamada – Team Owner, Jamestown Ironmen, and Brittany Mason – Sponsorship Sales Coordinator, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.

Jamestown, New York (Tuesday, October 17, 2011) – On Saturday, October 29th, 2011 and Friday, February 3rd, 2012 (7:05 p.m. face-off), in conjunction with LINKS Charity and WCA Hospital, the Jamestown Ironmen will host “PINK THE RINK” at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. To honor the courage of breast cancer patients, the Ironmen will wear custom-made hockey jerseys and encourage everyone in attendance to join them by wearing pink.

Starting on October 29th and continuing through February 3rd, the Jamestown Ironmen will conduct a Charity Auction featuring these game-worn jerseys, pink hockey sticks, and other pink items autographed by Ironmen players and coaches, as well as NAHL alumni and current Buffalo Sabres, including Ryan Miller, Nathan Gerbe, and Thomas Vanek.

Throughout the remainder of the Ironmen season, the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena will continue selling $1 pink tribute links to grow the LINKS Tribute Chain which is now draped around the ice rink. This chain was carried on by walkers during the inaugural LINKS Pink Walk on October 2nd in tribute to breast cancer patients.

In addition to auction proceeds generated by the two PINK THE RINK nights and the sale of the tribute links, for the remainder of the hockey season, $2 from the purchase of every Jamestown Ironmen ticket can also benefit LINKS Charity and local breast cancer care at WCA Hospital simply by saying “Pink”. Just stop by the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, call (716) 484-2624, or visit and say or enter “Pink” when purchasing your tickets for any home game.

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