Hamilton, New York (January 31, 2014) - The Colgate women's hockey team hosted its 4th Annual Autism Awareness Game tonight. The women raised autism awareness during the game by wearing custom-designed autism awareness jerseys and with an honorary puck drop to recognize their team manager Katie, who has autism. Throughout the night, they raised money through t-shirt sales, raffles and jersey auctions. During the game, the stadium played recordings of the players reciting information on autism and sharing information about the four pillars of Autism Speaks' mission: science, awareness, family services and advocacy.
Aside from their amazing job fundraising and spreading awareness, the Colgate women did an awesome job on the ice! After being tied 2-2 to Brown after the 3rd period, Colgate took a win in overtime!
Last year, the team raised over $7,000 for Autism Speaks. This year, their goal is to raise $10,000. On behalf of all of our families, Autism Speaks would like to thank the Colgate Women's Hockey Team for their hard work and dedication. Looking forward to the 5th annual game in 2015!
Watch the team's video about the game below: