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Boise Burn and SmartHealth? Raise $12,488 For the 2008 Komen Boise Race For The Cure?

Sunday, May 4th
Boise Burn and SmartHealth? Raise $12,488 For the 2008 Komen Boise Race For The Cure?

The Boise Burn and SmartHealth Insurance raised $12,488 during a fundraising event called ?Pink on the Turf? on May 3 to support and promote the 2008 Komen Boise Race for the Cure®. During the May 3 game, Boise Burn players wore one-of-a-kind pink uniforms when they beat the Stockton Lightning 77-14 at Qwest Arena. Jerseys were auctioned off at silent auction tables during the game and raffle tickets were sold to win a team-autographed jersey. Bidding started at $150 and jerseys could be bought outright for $1,500. Both George Williams? and Levi Madarieta?s jerseys sold for $1,500, while quarterback Royal Gill?s sold for $700. (Of note, Williams broke the arenafootball2 TDs and points record while wearing his.) Several players jerseys sold for $500, including Ahmad Harris, Ernie James, Zach Tune, and Mark Weivoda, and the rest sold for between $300-450.The jerseys were presented to the winning bidder by the player on the field immediately following the game. All of the dollars raised from the jersey auction went directly to Komen Boise Race for the Cure?.?Pink on the Turf? was the first jersey auction fundraising event for the Boise Burn, who are in their second season of play. The Idaho Steelheads Hockey Club has held two similar auctions called ?Pink in the Rink? and raised over $50,000 for St. Luke?s Regional Medical Center (MSTI).The 2008 Komen Race for the Cure?, sponsored by SmartHealth, will be held in Boise on May 10, 2008 at 9 a.m. For more information visit www.komenboise.org. About Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world?s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.About SmartHealth: SmartHealth is health insurance available through the Primary Health, Inc. family of companies which includes Primary Health Plan, Riverside Benefit Administrators, and the Idaho Physicians Network. SmartHealth is offered in response to the growing need for affordable, individual health insurance in Idaho. It is health insurance for individuals and families who value good health and work hard to stay healthy. For more information about SmartHealth please visit our web site at: www.smarthealthidaho.com or call 208-333-1500.- www.boiseburn.com -

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