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Monday, April 13, 2009

Columbus hockey fights Cancer and MS!

I wanted to take a moment and share a couple of events that are going on throughout central Ohio over the next couple of weels that I have just been made aware of.

First up is an event sponsored by multiple Columbus Adult Hockey League (CAHL) team's called "Hockey Beats down Breast Cancer".

From Thom:

D Jets Hockey aka NetJets in the Sunday D North League, Garage Bar Hockey of the Sunday D South League and Rusty Pucks Hockey of Thursday D West League are presenting the first annual “Hockey Beats down Breast Cancer” game benefiting the “Young Survival Coalition”

The game will take place on Saturday May 16, 2009 from 8:00PM to 10:00PM. It will be 3, 15 minute periods with resurfacing between each period. Currently both rosters are full, that’s 46 players… 20 a side plus 3 goalies a side. Ala NHL All Star Game except that we will be wearing, you guessed it, PINK! Currently we have a wait list of 8-10 people who still want to play.

We will be asking for a $5.00 voluntary donation at the door, but folks are welcome to donate more if they want ;-).

The premise behind the game is that we are seeking people to sponsor a jersey for $50.00 minimum; in return we will put the name of the sponsor’s choice on the shoulders where the player’s name would usually be. On the front of the jersey will be the phrase “I’m skating on behalf of…” We’re still working on a lot of the little details, but we would really like to let the CBJ community know about this and have them come out to support 3 “Drinking Teams with Hockey Problems”. After the game the player will present the sponsor of the jersey with that jersey. Group photo, individual photos the whole works. Sponsors will provide a brief bio of each person who the jersey is sponsored for which will be featured in the games program.

Afterwards we are all heading to the R Bar to start “planning” for next year’s game.

Below you will find a link to the “Puck Bunnies”; whom we have been working with to get this game up and running. Their help, dedication and spirit have been monumental. Check ‘em out!

If anyone would like any additional details on this event please feel free to email me and I can provide you with Thom's contact information.

Next up are a couple of Jacket fans that I know personally that are walking to fight multiple sclerosis -- one in which actually suffers from the disease.

If you are interested in joining the fight or making a donation please follow this link.

Thanks to Thom and Melinda for sending these in. These are terrific stories and it's always my pleasure to share them to Light the Lamp readers.

As always if there are other stories or events out there you'd like to share please don't hesitate to send them my way.


1 comment:

Stephen said...

Thanks for posting. Its great to see the local hockey community rally for charity.