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2016 Ice Hockey Fundraiser

posted Feb 7, 2016, 8:02 PM by Pobcny Info

On Saturday, March 12th, 2016 the Parents of Blind Children of New York will be holding
the 3rd annual Rick Welch and Elaine Rink Memorial Ice Hockey Fundraiser
In loving memory of Kathie Barbella

This year's game will pit Team Rugged, captained by Tommy Needham, against The Moscow Penguins, captained by James Welch, for three periods of fast-paced action.  Music will be provided by Music to the Max’s very own Chris Ox with Partners in Sound's MC Stevie Rich.  Several raffles, including an Playstation 4 with gift certificate to Game Stop, New York Ranger tickets, New Jersey Devil tickets, autographed hockey memorabilia, gift certificates to restaurants across Staten Island and Brooklyn.  All proceeds from this event will go to the Parents of Blind Children of New York, a division of the National Federation of the Blind of New York State.  A slap-shot contest for the kids will be held during intermission.

When:     Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Doors open at 5:15 PM, Puck drops at 6:00 PM

Where:    Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11234, (718) 758-7500,

Cost:       $10 Admission; $5 for kids under 10


About the Parents of Blind Children of New York

The POBCNY is a parent advocacy group working to improve the lives of blind children within the state of New York. It is our mission to elevate the quality of education for blind children, to affect our children’s access to services, to create opportunities in theatre and the arts, in sports and recreation and to raise the level of expectation that those around us have of our children. To that end we have been conducting seminars and conferences in New York State for many years. Through that outreach process we have begun to share our vision for the future of blind children with families facing similar challenges. The children we serve come from all socio-economic backgrounds, races and age groups. They vary in their degree of visual impairment and many have additional disabilities. We believe in our children and in their future and are working to provide them the necessary skills to achieve true success and independence in adulthood. Further we feel strongly that the influence of successful blind role models is critical to our children’s development.