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Toledo to hold ‘Rockets for the Cure’ Feb. 17

The Toledo women’s basketball team will hold its 12th annual “Rockets for the Cure” Saturday, Feb. 17, as the Midnight Blue and Gold play Western Michigan at 2 p.m. in Savage Arena.

The Mid-American Conference West Division showdown will help benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio, The University of Toledo Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, and the UT Center for Health and Successful Living.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of cancer research.

The goal of “Rockets for the Cure” is to provide cancer education to the community, give encouragement to the survivors fighting now and their families, celebrate the survivors who have won the fight, remember the ones who were less fortunate, and pack Savage Arena with 5,000 or more Rocket fans in pink.

Tickets — $14 for adults and $7 for youth — are on sale and can be purchased online at utrockets.com, by calling 419.530.GOLD (4653) or at the UT Ticket Office.

Fans can receive a discount and designate their support with promo codes:

• SGK: General admission tickets may be purchased for $10 with a portion of every ticket sale donated to the Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio.

• DANA: General admission tickets may be purchased for $10 with a portion of every ticket sale donated to The University of Toledo Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.

• CHSL: General admission tickets may be purchased at $10 with a portion of every ticket sale donated to The University of Toledo Center for Health and Successful Living.

In addition, groups of 15 or more may purchase tickets at the group rate of $8 per ticket prior to game day. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From when the doors open at 12:30 p.m. until the end of halftime, fans can take part in a silent auction on the West Concourse. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio, the UT Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, and the UT Center for Health and Successful Living.

The 2017 MAC Champions will again wear pink uniforms for the game. Guest emcee Chrys Peterson and the Rockets will hold a live jersey auction immediately following the contest. All proceeds from the live auction will benefit Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio and the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.

Last season, the Rockets raised $10,488 for cancer research, marking the eighth straight season they collected at least $10,000. In addition, nine of UT’s uniforms auctioned after the game went for more than $500, including a high of $700 for junior Kaayla McIntyre and sophomore Mariella Santucci.