Wednesday, 3 September 2008

President's Cup Game set for Woodstock

From the Bugle Observer Online Edition:

Hockey fans from the River Valley region and beyond will join together on Wednesday, Sept. 17 for a benefit hockey game for Abby Taylor, a local hockey player who is the battle of her life against cancer.

Proceeds from a men's match between the UNB and STU varsity squads, set for 7:30 p.m., will go towards travel and related costs for Taylor's treatment.

"Abby is in a difficult battle with cancer, so we thought this was one way we could help her," says event co-organizer Steven Jones. "Abby played hockey in Woodstock most of her life and was on the girls high school team last year."

Donations towards the cause are also being accepted.

The game between the two university powerhouses will feature some of New Brunswick, and Canada's, top college skaters. Many of the players on both teams are graduates of New Brunswick's elite ice systems.

Donations to the Taylor fund will also be accepted.

How many of our families have not been impacted by this awful disease? It's not a long drive for what should be a spirited exhibition game between the two rivals, and a way for the extended hockey community to help out this young lady and her family, not just financially, but certainly a good turnout and support will be an emotional lift for Abby as she continues to battle.

Mark your calendar. September 17th. Two weeks from tonight. Click on the email icon just below to send this post to all your contacts as well.

Update: Tickets to the game will cost $10.00. There will be a silent auction held during the game as well. For more information or to donate items for the auction, contact Wendy Williams at 461-2600.

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