Racker Rivals Big Red Raises $120K

NHL legends, rising stars, Cornell Hockey alumni and a host of local celebrities laced up their skates in support of Racker July 14th, and while Team Racker skated away with the trophy, the event was a win for the entire community, with more than $124,000 being raised in support of Racker’s early childhood programs.

NHL Hall of Famer and three-time Stanley Cup winner, Joe Nieuwendyk, returned to Lynah Rink for this year’s event,which also included appearances by fellow Hall of Fame legend Mike Richter; 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Captain Brian Gionta; Joakim Ryan of the San Jose Sharks; former Los Angeles King Brad Chartrand; Cole Bardreau of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms; and league newcomers, Alex Tuch, who helped his Vegas Golden Knights earn a trip to the 2018 Stanley Cupfinals, and Anthony Angello, who was recently signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Presented by Tompkins Trust Company, Racker Rivals Big Red (RRBR) unites the local hockey community for a spirited exhibition hockey game, with proceeds from business sponsorships, a Pledge-A-Player Campaign, ticket and merchandise sales providing essential funding for Racker’s preschool program.

This year’s game, the fourth Racker Rivals Big Red event, drew more than 2,000 hockey fans, who watched as Team Racker took home the RRBR Cup for the first time.