Connecticut College and Amherst to Host Teddy Bear Drive & Bone Marrow Drive
Camels & Lord Jeffs to Play Two Game Series in New London this Weekend
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's hockey team will host seventh ranked Amherst College for two NESCAC games this weekend. The Camels (8-5-2, 5-4-1) will take on Amherst (13-3, 7-1) Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and the two teams will play the second half of their two-game set Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Dayton Arena.
The two teams will be sponsoring a Teddy Bear Drive to benefit the Boston Children's Hospital. Connecticut College's team manager Lowell Abbott will be joining forces with Stephanie Clegg of Amherst College for the Teddy Bear Drive.
Fans and attendees of each game are encouraged to bring a clean stuffed Teddy Bear that will be delivered by the teams to Boston Children's Hospital.
Connecticut College junior Molly Murphy will be coordinating a bone marrow drive. The drive is a part of the hockey community's way of honoring the memory of Mandi Schwartz, a former Yale University player who died from Leukemia. Mandi was a teammate of Molly's sister Caroline at Yale. Caroline is now an assistant coach at Trinity College in the NESCAC.
The Camels will also be welcoming several members of the Southeastern Connecticut Special Olympics Speed Skating Team at the game on Saturday.
"I'm proud that our student athletes are committed to assisting others," Connecticut College Head Women's Hockey Coach Kristin Steele said. "It is particularly motivating that two competing teams are willing to work together to make these efforts successful."
Admissions and parking for both games is free of charge.
January 26, 2012