The SUNY Cortland men's ice hockey team raised $5,578 for the Central New York Chapter of the Autism Society of America (CNY ASA) during its “Autism Awareness Night” on Dec. 7 when the Red Dragons hosted SUNY Potsdam.
The Red Dragons wore unique, custom-made “puzzle piece” jerseys during the game to represent the CNY ASA’s “one piece at a time” theme. An online auction of the jerseys the week following the game raised more than $3,800.
The team also raised $880 from donations and raffles at the game, plus an additional $650 in donations from local businesses prior to the contest. In addition, the Dark Horse Tavern in Cortland pledged $5 for every save Cortland goalies made in the game and donated $220.