By Kim Wrona

9/18/13—DeKalb, IL Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th will be a very special weekend for the NIU Huskies. The team will be sporting pink jerseys for Pink in the Rink weekend as they take on the University of Illinois on both nights in MACHA conference games; Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink® has come on board to partner with the Huskies for the weekend.

The pink jerseys that the team will be wearing will be auctioned off after Saturday night’s game in a LIVE AUCTION, with the money going to the foundation. For more information on all of the events for that weekend, check out the Susan G. Komen Press Release.

There will also be a raffle both nights to raffle a pink "Double-Zero" (00 in honor of breast cancer) jerseyjust like the ones the players are wearing. The raffle will only be limited to the first 100 participants at each game that would like to donate $10 to the cause for a raffle ticket.

“[It] will be a very fun weekend against a good opponent and we expect a very large crowd to come out to help support a great cause,” D2 head coach Chuck Rinaldo said earlier this month.

Friday night’s tilt is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm and Saturday’s contest is slated to begin at 5:30 pm. Come on out—decked out in pink of course–and join the Huskies at Fox Valley Ice Arena for this exceptional weekend and join the fight against breast cancer.

To make a donation for the event prior to the games, please clink on the following link to do so! DONATE