"Score for Kristen & the Kids" fund. This charity is in support of Kristen Shinebarger, who was recently diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, and her family. Her mother, Shelly Shinebarger, is the Director of Student Services at Union and does a lot for Dutchmen, especially with the guys from Canada. As of February 7th, about $4,000 has been raised. Let's continue this success and spread it the cause throughout the college hockey community.
For more info on the charity click here.
The way the bracket challenge works is that it costs $5 to submit one bracket (or $12 for three brackets, $20 for five brackets), and the winner takes 50% of the total amount raised, while the other half goes to the Shinebarger family.
Here's how to sign up:
Register (click here)
Fill out Bracket (click here)
Pay via PayPal (click here)
For more info check out the Facebook Page. Join the event and invite all of your friends.
Fun Facts: Former team manager Jeremy Apple '09 is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity... Jason Oshins '86 founded the chapter of AEPi at Union College and is a huge Garnet Blades donor and is on the school's Board of Trustees.
Here's a video of Kristen when she was honored by Union's women's hockey team in February:
Here's a video from the press conference when the initiative was announced: