Inaugural Hockey for Health scheduled for Nov. 10 at SDC

Scoring big for their community, the Keweenaw Health Foundation and Portage Health Foundation are coming together to co-host “Hockey for Health” a fundraising hockey game slated for Saturday, Nov. 10 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

The event will feature teams made up of employees from Aspirus Keweenaw and Portage Health playing a for-fun hockey game to increase awareness of each organization’s foundations and raise money to aid the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association and Calumet Hockey Association.

Gametime is 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. for an open skate with hockey players from Michigan Tech.

“Both of our organizations play a vital role in our community,” said Jim Bogan, president/CEO of Portage Health. “We’re pleased to be able to work together on a project that will benefit the youth in our communities as well as our foundations.”

The family-friendly event is free for children (18 and under) and $5 for adults. The inaugural Hockey for Health will feature a festive atmosphere with games and exhibits scattered throughout the main level.

The Keweenaw Health Foundation, Portage Health Foundation, Copper Country Junior Hockey Association and Calumet Hockey Association will receive proceeds from the event.

“Hockey is a big part of our community and something all of us can come together to celebrate,” said Chuck Nelson, president/CEO of Aspirus Keweenaw. “We’re happy to be supporting the efforts of the hockey associations, who both have pressing needs to keep our area’s youth active and engaged.”

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