Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rangers players wait tables for charity

The Marquette Rangers will take the ice tonight dressed in pink jerseys and socks to help raise awareness and money for the Cancer Center at Marquette General Health Systems.

The team got an early start to the fundraiser at the Marquette Big Boy restaurant on Monday, taking the role of “celebrity servers” for three hours.

“This was a blast,” said Rangers forward Josh Bussell. “It was great to get out in the community and promote this game. I don’t know if I’d want to wait tables for a living, but for one night we all had a really good time.”

Bussell was one of 12 players who gave their time for the event.

For three hours, the players seated customers and waited tables with the Big Boy staff with all tips the players earned going directly to the Cancer Center.

In all, the team raised around $350 to kick off a campaign that reached $20,000 in 2007.

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