NEWS: Christmas Classic charity game this Friday, supporting Sheffield Childrens Charity

December 27, 2018

Five years ago, a few friends got together to look at how through the love of the game, they could help raise money for a worthwhile cause so close to their hearts – Sheffield Children’s Charity, a cause that has helped local children for many years, including family members children.

The idea has grown so much in the past five years that the request to even participate is enormous as everyone knows it is for such a great cause.

In the past four years, it’s grown from just adults playing, to this year where there are 20 junior hockey players participating from different clubs and abilities from the youngest at 5 year old, up to the eldest player who is as old as Father Christmas himself.

Organiser Matthew Newton said: “The success over the past few years has been amazing, to the point with help from a local company last year we raised over £25k for this amazing cause. The past four years has seen this event grow in terms of participation, support and most importantly the fund raising which is what the #HockeyFamily pull together.

“In the past four years, we have raised over £65k and this year we want to aim high again!!

“This year I wanted it to be bigger as we have local legend himself Ron Shudra coaching as well as Sheffield Academy Coach Michael Szollosy, 20 junior players from Academy level to International level as well as adult players who all come together in which will be a competitive but fun game between Team Buzz and Team Woody.”

On the night, as well as the game, we will have live music, special guests as well as plenty of methods to raise money to support the local community.

This year’s game will be on Friday 28th December, face off 7.15pm, in between the EIHA Conference ‘Winter Classic’ at Ice Sheffield.

Tickets are available on the night, Priced at Adults £3, Children £2 and families (2 + 2) £9 . All money raised will go to Sheffield Childrens Charity.

We look forward to seeing as many people come along and support the event and the charity… so far over 800 tickets sold, which is more than last year… so grab your tickets before they are sold out!

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