Dave Fay Memorial Hockey Game and Silent Auction – Sat, 19 July, 2008

It is not often we publish the full text of a press release — in fact we have never.¬† It is also not often we are asked to help spread the word of such an important event.¬† We encourage you to catch some live puck action Saturday night, bid on some fantastic hockey items, or even send a check to Put Cancer on Ice.

PUT CANCER ON ICE to Hold Second Annual Dave Fay Charity Hockey Game and Silent Auction to Benefit Hockey Fights Cancer
July 14, 2008 – Washington, DC – Put Cancer On Ice‚Ñ¢ (PCOI) will hold the Second Annual Dave Fay Memorial Hockey game this Saturday July 19, 2008 at 8:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia.
With support from the Washington Capitals and the NHL Hockey Fights Cancer, PCOI will augment this year’s game funds by holding a silent auction for authentic, autographed NHL and Capitals team items.¬† The 14 auction items include a Western Conference All-Stars jersey, a Nicklas Backstrom jersey, and a Limited Edition Young Guns (Ovechkin, Backstrom, Green and Semin) signed and framed poster, among others.¬† A full listing and photos of the auction items may be found on the PCOI website at www.putcanceronice.org.
“We have received amazing support from the Capitals organization, the NHL and the entire community for this grassroots event,” declared Rob Keaton, PCOI co-chair. “Likewise, the Fay family has been helpful and encouraging of our efforts.¬† Mrs. Fay will join us Saturday evening and we will proudly display Dave’s 2007 Hockey Hall of Fame Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award.”
Dogfish Head Alehouses of Maryland and Virginia join annual PCOI sponsor, Mirant, in supporting this event. “Our Maryland versus Virginia format fit perfectly with the Dogfish locations.¬† Their support has allowed us to arrange for official event jerseys for each team commemorating the event,” explains Gavin Toner, another event co-chair, “and the assistance and support we have received from Beth Lenz and the entire Kettler Captials Iceplex team for this event, as well as our regular monthly games, has been instrumental in our success.”
The addition of local sports announcers, Steve Kolbe and Wes Johnson, has players for this year’s Memorial anticipating hearing their names called in true Capitals style.¬† “What started out a few years ago as a casual, monthly pickup hockey game among Caps fans has developed into a charity that we all are excited to be a part of,” explains Toner.
“What the PCOI group had done to honor Dave ‚Äì and to fight cancer ‚Äì is so appreciated,” offers Patricia Fay, Dave’s wife.
“We are honored and excited to again hold this event.¬† Dave’s support of our sport and unbiased, reliable reporting of the Washington Capitals made him a favorite of players and fans alike. Dave’s untimely passing from cancer last year was a loss for so many and we are pleased to again donate all proceeds from this event to Hockey Fights Cancer,” said Keaton.
We invite you to come out and watch the game and cheer on your home team as they play to win Lord Brown’s Boot and support the fight against cancer.¬† There is no admission fee to watch the game, but donations are always appreciated.
For event information, visit the organization’s website at www.putcanceronice.org.

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4 Responses to Dave Fay Memorial Hockey Game and Silent Auction – Sat, 19 July, 2008

  1. hotdog88gt says:

    The trailing dot in the link for the auction site needs to be removed. It’s putting “www.putcanceronice.org.” in the URL line.

  2. sdn says:

    YGBSM! Mirant is a ‘sponsor’??? Mirant is the corportation who owns the coal power plant on the Potomac in Alexandria- and spewing carcinogens into the air!
    How hilarious they are a sponsor of such a great cause- I hope they are ‘coughing up’ big bucks to this fundraiser.

  3. Gustafsson says:

    Thanks hotdog,
    I’ve fixed it.

  4. usiel says:

    I’ve been taking part of the PCOI games/events for the past year and it is a great time and for a good cause.

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