Play with the NHLers

by barbaragarn

On May 1, a local group will host a hockey game fundraiser for the National MPS Society, which helps families cope with a group of genetic diseases that typically affect children.

The game and following gala will have many NHL alumni players (Brad Maxwell, Joe Dziedzic, Jack Carlson, Tom Younghans, Jon Rohloff and many more). You can PLAY with the NHLers for $300 (any skill level welcome!), or give a free-will donation at the door to watch. The postgame gala tickets are $125 and the event will feature a silent auction, music and fun. The game fee also includes two tickets to the gala.

Hope Madsen is organizing the event; she met Todd Harkins (former Calgary Flame) at a national MPS conference in December. Harkins’ son has an MPS condition similar to Madsen’s daughter. For the last seven years, Harkins and his wife have organized an MPS hockey fundraiser event in Vancouver.

Interested in playing or attending? You must register by April 27 (online) or April 23 (via post). There are NO presale tickets to only watch the game–they will take donations at the door.

For more information, visit[url=www.mpscup.org]MPScup.org or e-mail Hope Madsen at hmadsen (at} cyberoptics {.) com
More information about MPS [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucopolysaccharidosis]here.