Hockey 4 Hope
Every Spring since 2010, grown men have been lacing up their skates to play a spirited hockey game for a great cause. Donning pink and black jerseys that display the names of loved ones who have battled cancer, dozens of players join in the Annual Hockey 4 Hope Tournament which benefits the Geller Oncology Fund at Lourdes Hospital Foundation. Cheered on in 2014 by some 700 spectators at the SUNY Broome Ice Center, the tourney raised awareness for cancer and nearly $15,000.00 for the Geller Fund. More than 40 sponsors helped to underwrite the event, and assist in making the program a huge success.
As quoted from the 2014 Hockey 4 Hope tournament program, “We are a group of washed up hockey players trying to make a difference.” And each year, they make a huge difference in the lives of those patients being treated at Lourdes Hospital and Broome Oncology. Brian Laing, a member of the Lourdes Hospital Foundation Board and founder of the event, established Hockey 4 Hope in honor of his late Aunt Connie who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006.
To learn more about Hockey 4 Hope, please visit www.hockey4hope.com.