It might take a lacrosse fan a little bit to equate the term "pink in the rink" with a game that is by its nature rough and tumble. Yet the players of the Washington Stealth donned pink helmets without thinking twice on April 9th for the Pink in the Rink event, a charity event for Susan G Komen for the Cure.
Denise Watkins, the owner of the Washington Stealth, first describes the lacross going experience as one that is fun, inexpensive, and family oriented. She sees Pink in the Rink as perfect way to raise breast cancer awareness and to raise money for a cause she considers is vital in the fight against breast cancer. Watkins says breast cancer has touched so many lives, including her own, as her mother and sister are both breast cancer survivors.
At the end of the game against the Minnesota Swarm, the player's helmets were auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to Komen. The winner of the helmet gets to go down to the floor to meet the player, and receive the helmet with the player's signature.
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