The Vermont women's hockey team will be hosting a "Pack the Gut Challenge" Friday night at 7 p.m. as they face No. 5 Boston College at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
The goal is to break the Hockey East regular season attendance record of 1,498. Admission is only $2 and all proceeds from a second period Chuck-a-Puck as well as five percent of merchandise sales will benefit Meals on Wheels in Burlington.
Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that delivers home-delivered meal service to people in need. Senior assistant captain Danielle Rancourt who helped plan the event volunteered with the organization this summer.
"We are very excited to welcome Boston College and the entire Burlington community to our Pack the Gut game on Friday," said head coach Jim Plumer. "I'm so proud of our assistant captain Danielle Rancourt who conceived this event, and we are very much looking forward to the opportunity to support Meals on Wheels, and to showcase our team and the sport of women's hockey in what promises to be a fast-paced and exciting hockey game. "
Meals on Wheels will be selling special edition "Pack the Gut" t-shirts at the game. They will also be accepting check and cash donations for the organization.
"Our department and student-athletes are excited to partner with Meals on Wheels," said Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing, Promotions and Special Events Krista Balogh. "We look forward to hosting hundreds of fans at the Gut this Friday while raising awareness and funds for the Meals on Wheels program to support their exceptional work in our community."
The Chuck-a-Puck contest will be sponsored by Redstone Lofts, the premiere on-campus UVM student residence. Three winners will receive a gift card to restaurants downtown.
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