Amerks wear stripes for RMHC

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC-TV) - The Rochester Americans and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester are partnering for the third annual "Wear Your Stripes to Show You Care Night" Friday, February 17 at the Blue Cross Arena.

The Amerks will wear special red and white socks when they host Bridgeport at 7:05.

Erica Whyte, the Amerks In-Game Host, and Carol DeMoulin, President of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, discussed the event Friday on News 8 at Noon.

"So what's going to happen is we are raising awareness and funds for this amazing cause, so we've got some awesome ticket packages," said Whyte.  "For $20 we've got tickets to the game as well, of course, as getting one of these beautiful hats or red and white striped socks that you'll be able to wear to rock for the event to show your support for this cause.  So we encourage everybody to wear red and white to tonight's game."

The red and white winter hats are a new addition this year.  "So we had a lot of legs going with the campaign!" DeMoulin said.  "We wanted to add a new piece of apparel for those who already have socks, and certainly at the Amerks game it will be so great to see all of those heads in red and white stripes as well."

The community partnership will help RMHC of Rochester to continue to serve families that are facing a medical crisis.  "We serve thousands of families a year, whether they're bringing their children here for care from away, or whether they're right here in the Rochester community and receiving care at Golisano Children's Hospital," said DeMoulin.  "It's a crisis for families when your children are so sick and sometimes just getting a little slice of normal is very important, and that's what we do at Ronald McDonald House.  We try to remove every burden so they can just concentrate on their child getting better, getting well."

For more information about the Amerks and game tickets, click here.

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, click here.



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