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Community Fundraisers

Check Slash Survive

Check.Slash.Survive. is an exciting new twist on a long standing fundraising event formerly known as Pink in the Rink at LSSU. This event combines a Laker Hockey game with raffle items, silent auction for Laker Hockey jerseys, apparel sales, skate with the Lakers after the game and more. All proceeds from the event go directly to support local organizations that help fight all types of cancer. For more information email


Peppler Center  
White Out Domestic Violence

Lake State teams up with the Diane Peppler Resource Center and several agencies in the local community to create the Sexual Violence Prevention Team of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, they present the “White Out”. The goal of the 'White Out' night is for Laker fans to wear as much white as possible to bring awareness and help end domestic and sexual violence.To learn more about the Diane Peppler Resource Center visit or all 906-635-0566.




United Way United Way

Laker Athletics has aligned with the United Way of EUP to forge a formal partnership between the two organizations.  “The power of bringing our staff, coaches, and student-athletes in alignment with our community is beneficial to everyone,” said Dr. David Paitson, Director of Athletics and United Way Board of Directors member. “It is a hands-on way our team can contribute both volunteer manpower and awareness of issues to improve community conditions.”

Laker Athletics will be hands on in supporting numerous events including Global Youth Service Day, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Days of Service, Thanksgiving Project, and the Local Heroes Chili Cook-Off just to name a few.  As a supporter of Lake State athletics you can also volunteer your time and resources by contacting the Community Engagement Director of the United Way of EUP at


Swishes for WishesSwishes for Wishes

Swishes for Wishes began as a business class project, it soon became a staple in Sault Ste Marie and the surrounding areas. All age ranges are represented at the tournament with different brackets for each. On the Saturday of Swishes for Wishes you will see future, current, and former Lakers show off their skills in this 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Funds raised from this event go directly to the Make a Wish Foundation.