Fredonia State men's hockey coach Jeff Meredith is the 2013 recipient of the Coaches vs. Cancer award for organizing the New York College Hockey Event of the Year.
Meredith was cited for his involvement in Pink The Rink, the annual men's hockey game in which the Blue Devils wear pink jerseys and socks. Each jersey is sold and the proceeds of all sales - and money raised at other ancilliary events held that night - are donated to the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer.
The 2013 game raised nearly $9,000 and Pink The Rink donations since its inception are estimated at $30,000.
The 2014 game is scheduled for Feb. 1 against the Morrisville State Mustangs.
The award was announced earlier in the week by Dr. JoAnna Jacob, regional manager of Coaches vs. Cancer. It was presented to Meredith by local volunteer Ann Eckman during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Relay For Life of Dunkirk-Fredonia, which began at noon Saturday at the outdoor track on the Brigham Road side of campus.
The event will run through Saturday night.