Marquette, Michigan – December 6, 2013 – ‘Skate for Life’ is at Lakeview Arena this Friday and Saturday night. Spread the word! This event deserves to be a smashing success. Here’s why:
The Marquette Royales hockey club has teamed up with U.P. Run for Life and the Superior Health Foundation to raise money to support organ transplant patients in the U.P. with medical costs, and prescription and mileage expenses. This is the first-ever Skate for Life event and it is truly for a life-giving cause.
For those of you who have not yet attended a Marquette Royales hockey game, this would be the perfect series to attend. The 1st place Royales host the Wisconsin Rampage for a three-game series and Skate for Life will be going on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Activities include: 50/50, Raffles, Chuck-a-Puck, Silent Auction items, custom T-shirts and more. All funds raised during Skate for Life stay in the U.P. To help our friends and neighbors in a special time of need. Here’s a look at the custom jerseys they will be wearing and auctioning off. Also, the custom collectible pucks that will be for sale.
Event Organizer Amy Harju, a transplant recipient herself, is committed to making this kind of event a statewide community model. Harju says while many people are aware of the importance of donating life-saving organs, they really don’t understand how traumatic the transplant process can be on individuals and families. She says even if people have great insurance there are still huge costs associated with the transplant process. From travel expenses to Mayo Clinic or Madison, Wisconsin for transplant surgery, to hotel accommodations, to prescription drugs… the whole goal is to be able to provide some financial support to help alleviate some of the stress incurred during the transplant process.
Skate for Life is a big deal! Invite your family, friends and acquaintances from all over the U.P. Come out and support the Royales this weekend as they host the Wisconsin Rampage for a 3-game series and raise funds for the first-ever Skate for Life Event Friday and Saturday nights.
Please plan on attending and/or telling everyone you know. To learn more about the Skate for Life event, please visit www.marquetteroyales.com. Let’s help get the word out and help the Royales pack the house this weekend.
The puck drops Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and kids, $2 for military with ID, and FREE for children 10 and under. And don’t forget… icy cold Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light is only $1.50.