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SCVNews.com | Ice Station Valencia To Host 3rd Annual Skate-A-Thon Fundraiser To Benefit Special Needs Hockey | 05-05-2015
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Skate-a-thonVALENCIA, CA –  The Valencia SNAP Flyers are pleased to announce their 3rd Annual Skate-a-Thon fundraiser scheduled for May 30th at the Ice Station in Valencia, CA. The Skate-a-Thon will begin at 11:30am and conclude with a special hockey exhibition at 3:00pm. Proceeds from this event will support SNAP Sports and the Valencia SNAP Flyers Hockey Club and their efforts to continue providing quality programming to an underserved population.

The Valencia SNAP Flyers are one of approximately 60 special hockey programs in the US, with most concentrated in the northeast and upper-midwest, and one of four programs in Southern California. According to SNAP Sports Executive Director, Dave Chase, “In 2014, Skate-a-Thon provided funding for 15 special needs athletes and their chaperones to attend the Special Hockey International tournament in Ottawa, Canada this past March. It is an integral part of our mission to continue to provide life-enhancing travel experiences to our athletes, and our annual Skate-a-Thon is the primary way we are able to achieve that goal.”

New for this year’s Skate-a-Thon fundraiser is the “Glow Skate”. The Ice Station’s lights will come down and participants will skate to the glow of “illuminated” skaters. Program athletes, coaches and volunteers will skate for 60 continuous minutes to raise money for the program, and one lucky participant will be awarded “Best Illumination by a Skater.” Each skater will solicit sponsors who donate for every minute skated. In addition, program participants will help sell raffle tickets and event souvenirs to help reach their goals.

Also making its debut is the SNAP Sports Corporate Team Challenge, a platform for local businesses and corporations to raise funds as a team to support Skate-a-Thon 2015. Each organization will assign designated skaters to participate in this team-building event. The top fundraising team will win a              Luxury Suite at a 2015-16 LA Kings game, with the top two runners-up receiving 4 tickets each to a 2015-16 Kings game.

At the conclusion of the Skate-a-Thon, participants will gather for a brief reception and a Raffle Drawing. This year’s Grand Prize is a 3-Day Princess Cruises Getaway for two in a balcony stateroom. Second Prize is Four (4) 200 Level Tickets for a LA Kings game in 2015-16 (Game TBD) and Third Prize is an autographed, commorative piece of the glass from the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals at Staples Center. Tickets are $20.00 each or 6 for $100.00!

Directly following the reception, the Valencia SNAP Flyers will face off against the Valencia Flyers Junior “A” Hockey Club for a special hockey exhibition. The puck drops at 3:00pm and admission is free!

Please join SNAP Sports and the Valencia SNAP Flyers in supporting special hockey. For more information about this dynamic program please visit www.snaphockey.org. To donate, go to www.crowdrise.com/SNAPSportsSAT2015.

Corporate Team Challenge spots, sponsorship opportunities and raffle tickets are now available. For more information call 661.481.3032 or e-mail dc@snaphockey.org.

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