(SHREVEPORT)- Mudbugs Hockey is recognizing breast cancer survivors with a series of fun events this weekend as they PINK THE POND with Susan G. Komen North Louisiana.   Pink in the Rink week games and activities will take place October 19, 21, 22 and 23rd on pink ice with special pink Mudbug jerseys.


It all starts Wednesday, October 19 from 5:30pm-7pm with a Pink the Pond Kick Off Party at George’s Pond at the Hirsch Coliseum.  $8 dinner plates will be for sale with Bugs4Jugs t-shirts available and the public is invited to meet the players.


On Friday, October 21  Komen North Louisiana Executive Director Lindsay Dean will kick things off with the ceremonial puck drop and 3 breast cancer survivors will compete in a tricycle races during the first intermission.


On Saturday, October 22, the PINK RINK will be open to the public to Skate for the Cure from 2:30-4:30pm for a minimum donation of $5.  Game time Saturday is 7:11pm with a surprise intermission activity!


Then on Sunday, October 23, Game time is 2:11 pm with breast cancer survivors dropping the puck and a frozen t-shirt activity during the first intermission.  There will also be a jersey auction and the public is invited to skate with the players after the game for just $8!


All proceeds from the PINK the POND events will benefit Susan G. Komen North Louisiana to provide education, outreach, screening and support as well as breast cancer research.  “We are so excited to have Mudbug Hockey back in our community”, said Lindsay Dean, Executive Director of Komen North Louisiana.  “We are continuing the great relationship with had with the Mudbugs.  Pink Out events like this not only raise awareness, but provide participants with information on how they can get screened and if they can’t afford a mammogram, or they are diagnosed and need support, how Komen North Louisiana can help.”   Mudbugs General Manager Scott Muscutt added, “The Mudbugs and Susan G. Komen have had a lasting partnership for years and we are excited about extending that partnership into the 2016-17 season.  The Friday, Saturday and Sunday games with the jersey auction to follow the Sunday game will be an awesome opportunity to raise awareness and have some fun at the same time!”


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