Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Duchenne Challenge Cup Benefit Game

This Sunday at 2:00pm at the Moylan Tranquility IcePlex in Omaha, NE, the Omaha Hockey Hall of Fame will be hosting a benefit ice hockey game game called the "Duchenne Challenge Cup" which benefits Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.  Click here, here and here to read more.


The game will feature current NHL players, and former players from the UNO Mavericks, Omaha Lancers, and Lincoln Stars.  Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 day of game.  All proceeds go to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy group.  There will also be a silent auction held.  I'm going to include more info below taken from a flyer I received today.

I heard today that 12 current, or former NHL players will be participating in this game.  A little birdy also told me that Stars associate head coach Jimmy McGroarty will also be playing in this benefit game.

As mentioned below, former Lincoln Stars assistant coach Rob Facca has a son who has been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  I really hope a lot of the blog readers out there are able to attend this benefit game and donate towards this great cause.

Save the Date:  August 28, 2011 * 2 p.m.
Moylan Tranquility Ice Plex 122nd and West Maple Streets
The Omaha Hockey Hall of Fame Foundation Presents 
The Duchenne Challenge Cup
For the Benefit of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Disease
Featuring current and former NHL players, and former UNO Mavericks, Omaha Lancers and Lincoln Stars

Tickets: $10 in advance at Moylan and $15 at the door
Earn a roster spot in the game with a donation of $1000

Players from these NHL teams have committed to play in the game:
Los Angeles Kings
Anaheim Ducks
Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
Colorado Avalanche
Philadelphia Flyers
Dallas Stars

For information about playing in the game, contact David Brisson, Omaha Hockey Hall of Fame at 402-598-9198

Also:
Silent auction featuring game jerseys, sticks and other hockey collectibles

The Cause:
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood. The disease results in progressive loss of strength, which can lead to serious medical problems, particularly issues relating to the heart and lungs. Recently, the son of former player and coach Rob Facca, an original UNO Maverick, was diagnosed with the disease. The Omaha Hockey Hall of Fame has pledged to help fight the disease by raising money for research and public awareness.

Please help us by participating in this timely and worthwhile event.  All proceeds will be donated to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.  Donations are tax deductible.

Duchenne Challenge Cup Benefit Hockey Game * Sunday, August 28
Tickets On Sale August 1 at Moylan Tranquility Ice Plex

6 comments:

Kayla Reno said...

Check out this link it includes a list of the names of the NHL players coming to town for this
http://www.parentprojectmd.org/site/PageServer?pagename=DMD_Challenge_Cup

Yeti said...

Thank you, Kayla. I appreciate it. I wasn't aware of that link. I'll edit the article above to include it.

Kayla Reno said...

No problem glad to help!

Kayla Reno said...

Heres another one actually just came out last night includes nhl players coming and UNO players that will be in attendance!

http://www.mavstoday.com/article/20110823/SPORTS/708239806/-1#nine-nhl-players-set-for-benefit-game-12-mavs-to-play

Yeti said...

Thanks again, Kayla. Nice to see that former Stars forward Ryan Potulny will be there.

I'll include that link in the article above, also.

Kayla Reno said...

Lots of big names should be a good time i will be there for sure i just wish they would have done a better time advertising it. I was in the first time i heard about it cause i'm all for helping a good cause and watching some hockey in August that isn't a rerun on the NHL network haha!