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Blackhawk Alumni To Raise Money For Youth Education

Thursday, 04.20.2006 / 11:14 AM / News
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Blackhawk Alumni To Raise Money For Youth Education

Public Can Skate with Former Pros in Charity Game; Former 'Hawks Star Denis Savard Available for interviews

The Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association and Inner-City Education Program (ICE) will lace up their skates to play their 2nd annual fundraiser on Sunday, April 23 at Johnny's Ice House Arena from 4:30-6:30 p.m. ICE is a Chicago-based, non-profit organization that helps low-income children who play organized hockey obtain educational scholarships and financial assistance not otherwise available to them.

The proceeds will be donated to ICE, with a portion going to charities supported by the Blackhawk Alumni Association.

Blackhawk legends including Troy Murray, Cliff Koroll, Reg Kerr, Grant Mulvey, Peter Marsh, Steve Konroyd, Brian Noonan and Dave Mackey will be in attendance. Current Blackhawks assistant coach Denis Savard will serve as bench coach. ICE scholarship recipients will also be recognized at the event.

Former Blackhawk greats will dust off their skates and play a friendly game of hockey with fellow Chicagoans and residents and families interacting with the players will enjoy a silent auction of memorabilia, giveaways and door prizes. Tommy Hawk, the Chicago Blackhawks Mascot, will also be in attendance.

In addition to providing educational scholarships, ICE, formed in 2003, offers financial assistance for tuition, school supplies and books and other support to underprivileged Chicago-area youth, and encourages young people to join recreational hockey leagues to learn teamwork and sportsmanship. For more information about ICE and the scholarships offered, call (773) 750-4217 or visit its website at www.innercityeducation.org.