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United Way Teams Up With Cornell Women's Hockey

United Way Teams Up With Cornell Women's Hockey

The Cornell University women's hockey team will use its Nov. 12 home game against rival Yale at Lynah Rink to help raise money for the United Way of Tompkins County, the school announced this week.

A dollar for every attendee will be donated by corporate sponsors to support the United Way and several raffles will take place with the chance to win athletic gear, two signed books by Ithaca native Megan Shull, a gift certificate to Taverna Banfi and other prizes. Faceoff is at 3 p.m. Call (607) 254-2327 for ticket information.

About $1,700 was raised through raffles, donations and a portion of the tickets purchased last year.

Seventeen student groups wearing their club or organization's colors at last year's game vied to receive the inaugural "Cornell and Community Spirit" trophy for having the greatest number of game attendees, which was won by the women’s basketball team.

According to the Cornell Chronicle, the Cornell United Way campaign raises about 40 percent of the United Way's funding in Tompkins County through contributions by faculty, staff, students and retirees.