Sunday, January 27, 2013

2013 Charity Classic putting the 'fun' in fund raising

Make CF History Charity Classic
The 2013 Make CF History Charity Classic is off to a great start, with 12 teams already registered for this year's event.  Our goal is to host a total of 16 teams, and we are prepared to expand the divisions if needed.

A new twist to this year's event requires our players to raise a minimum of $125.00 in order to participate.  In prior years, we simply required a flat team entry fee. Involving the players in the fund raising efforts was an idea suggested by the players in last year's post-event player feedback survey.

With the players now actively participating in our fund raising efforts, we've added some fun and friendly competition to the process as well.  This year we will be giving away great prizes to the top individual fund raiser, as well as to the top team fund raiser.  And with our new and improved event website on, each player will have their own personal fund raising page to help promote their efforts to friends, family and colleagues.  All donations can be processed online, and the players and teams can track their progress leading right up to the event.  It doesn't get much easier than that!  All donations go directly to the CF Foundation of Central Ohio.  

As for me, I am not exempt of the fund raising requirement (as the Event Chair and Tournament Director), and I have set a personal goal of raising $1,500.00.  My personal fund raising page is ready go, and I plan on exceeding my goal (of course)!

Our total fund raising goal this year is $50,000, and with the growing number of teams and players we expect nothing less than to achieve our goal.  We want to thank the players, and especially the team captains, for their support and participation! 

Happy fund raising, everyone!

What:  Men's and Women's Adult Amateur hockey tournament (USA Hockey sanctioned), including:
  • Kids' Pond Hockey Tournament (for Mites and Mini-mites)
  • Skills Competition for the adult players
  • Silent and Live Auction
  • Public Skate
  • Stick-and-puck for kids with Blue Jacket Mascot "Stinger" (TBA)
  • Blue Jackets Autograph Session (TBA)
When:  Friday June 7- Sunday June 9, 2013

Chiller Easton Ice Rink
3600 Chiller Lane, Columbus Ohio 43219

Why: To benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and cystic fibrosis research

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