Details about the Game:
Hello fellow Eagle, Lion, and Warrior Hockey Alumni,
I hope 2019 is treating everyone well and to cap off the year I'd like to invite you to join us for our 3rd high school hockey alumni game. Before getting to the details, I'd like to start with a big thank you to Scott Labrash for getting the wheels rolling on this event. Scott has "graduated" from the program and hopefully, everyone will get a chance to say thanks personally this year as Scott moves to an adviser role.
As for this year's game, mark your calendar for Saturday 12/28. We are going to keep with last year's format of young alums (graduated in the 2000s or later) vs varsity and a legends game (graduated 70s through 90s). Our alumni participation has increased on all fronts in the last 2 years and we expect that trend to continue. So to accommodate the increased interest, pending our numbers we will have a Young Alum vs Young Alum game on Friday (12/27) at 7:00 pm with the winning team playing the current varsity Saturday night at 7:15 pm. As for the legends game, again if numbers warrant, we will have 2 games on Saturday with tentative start times of 4:45 and 6:00. (Times may adjust slightly)
As you know, we have two goals for this event. In addition to bringing our hockey community together to celebrate our sport and friendships, we want to give back and help current players enjoy the game to the fullest. We have learned to best accomplish this goal we need to clearly communicate where all funds raised are going. With that said, this year all proceeds from the event will go directly to current players to buy equipment. We have noted that many players are in need of new and properly fitting gear, especially sticks in which they outgrow all too quickly. So, after all, expenses, which is primarily ice time, we'll take proceeds and buy gift certificates for each player to use at the local pro shop. On that note, this year's game fee will be $45 and include a jersey. For those interested in a business gift experience, we will be offering an opportunity to promote your business to your fellow alumni and the current LPS hockey community which will include game-day promotion as well promotion on the programs and possibly the high school's social media sites. We are still working on these details but the cost will be $100.
In addition to games, we also are having a silent auction similar to last year. The auction will run through the Saturday games and then move to Bar Louie at the Streets of South Glenn to cap off the night.
If you have any questions please feel free to email or call me directly. I sincerely hope everyone can attend and I look forward to seeing you soon.