An upcoming UNO hockey game will be hopping with activity as spectators will get the chance to fling a frog on the ice. The frogs aren't live, of course but the cause the event supports is real.
Methodist Health System and UNO Hockey have partnered up to raise money for Leap-for-a-Cure, an organization started by an Omaha family that raises money for education and treatment of brain cancer.
“We are pleased to be joining Methodist Health System and Leap-for-a-Cure for this unique event,” said Matt Hansen, Director of Athletic Sponsorships and Marketing at UNO. “We love the idea of a “frog fling” and it will add to the already charged atmosphere as we take on the Denver Pioneers that weekend.”
UNO and Denver will square off at 6:37 p.m. on March 2. The game will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.
Fans will be able to purchase stuffed frogs for $5 prior to and the night of the game at the CenturyLink Center and other Omaha locations.
At the second intermission of the game, those who have purchased frogs will be asked to “fling” their frog onto the ice. For every frog that makes it to the ice generous supporters of UNO hockey have pledged to donate additional funds to Leap-for-a-Cure.
“We hope we cover the ice with stuffed frogs,” Hansen said. “Not only will this be a fun event, but it is benefiting a great cause in Leap-for-a-Cure.”
There will be a jersey auction to raise money for the charity as well.