Women's hockey has annual benefit game scheduled for this Saturday

Jerseys for the Hamilton College women's hockey team's annual charity game benefiting Special Forces Charitable Trust on Saturday, Feb. 1 (photo courtesy Hamilton women's hockey).
Jerseys for the Hamilton College women's hockey team's annual charity game benefiting Special Forces Charitable Trust on Saturday, Feb. 1 (photo courtesy Hamilton women's hockey).

Hamilton College women's hockey has selected Saturday, Feb. 1 as the team's annual charity game which will benefit Special Forces Charitable Trust this year.

The Continentals take on nationally ranked No. 2 Middlebury College for a NESCAC game that starts at 3 p.m. at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink. The team is wearing special jerseys (pictured) and is selling T-shirts the week leading up to the contest.

The Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) provides meaningful and sustainable support to families of Green Berets. The SFCT supports timely, innovative and comprehensive programs and services designed to enhance the well-being and health of both the special forces soldier and their families.

A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of the women's hockey team and more than $5,000 has been raised in a little more than a week as of Jan. 27. All donations go directly to the SFCT.

A ceremonial puck drop featuring the trust's Executive Director David T. Guernsey, Jr. will be held just minutes before the game starts. During the game raffle tickets will be sold as three great prizes will be up for grabs. The raffle winners will be announced during the second intermission. All money raised from raffle tickets and T-shirt sales will go to the SFCT.