Connecticut College Women's Ice Hockey Host Autism Awareness Game

The Connecticut College women's ice hockey team hosts concussion and Autism awareness games Feb. 1-2

Courtesy of Connecticut College Sports Information

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's ice hockey team will be playing to support the Headway Foundation and will also be having its 4th Annual "Autism Awareness Game" when it hosts Colby for a two-game series this weekend.

On Friday night, the Camels will be playing to support the Headway Foundation for concussion awareness as part of its 2019 Concussion Awareness Week across the country. The goal of the week, which is taking place between Jan. 28th – Feb. 3rd, is to promote a safer sports culture surrounding concussions through Headway's 'New Tough' Campaign, spread awareness, and provide educational resources for student-athletes. New Tough's campaign challenges athletes to handle concussions properly and to promote early reporting of concussion symptoms by athletes and their teammates.

To learn more about the Headway Foundation, click here.

On Saturday afternoon, the program will host its 4th Annual Autism Awareness Game. The team will be utilizing the afternoon as its best fundraising opportunity for Autism Speaks, which is an autism advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments and the public.

The Connecticut College women's ice hockey program raises money throughout the school year for the autism organization, and this weekend will continue what has become a tradition of the Camels dedicating one game in the regular season to honor the worthy cause. Baked goods will be sold throughout Saturday's game near the front entrance of Dayton Arena, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Autism Speaks Foundation.

To learn more about Autism Speaks, click here.

The Camels and Mules will first face off on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. before wrapping up the weekend with a second meeting on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. Both teams are in a four-way tie for fourth place in the conference standings with three weeks left in the regular season.