By Detroit Hockey Association
Dated: Feb 23, 2012
The Detroit Hockey Association (DHA),Clark Park Coalition and Detroit Recreation Department will host Hockey in the Hood 8 (HITH VIII) tournament February 24-26, 2012. Hockey in the hood brings youth to Detroit from various cities throughout metro Detroit, MI and across the USA for a weekend of friendship, fun and hockey.
HITH has proven to break down stereotypes and fears of Detroit dangers. “We bring suburban and urban kids to Detroit to help them understand and experience different cultures and communities”
The Hockey in the Hood VIII weekend begins Friday February 24th with “Outside Classic” games played at Clark Park Outdoor Rink in Southwest Detroit (1130 Clark Street, Detroit, MI) from 6pm-10pm. Games will also be played Saturday at Clark Park and Jack Adams Memorial Arena at the Adams/Butzel Center (10500 Lyndon Ave. Detroit Mi 48238).
Over 250 kids will participate in Hockey in the Hood8. NHL “Hockey Is For Everyone” celebrates diversity in the sport. The Detroit Hockey Association is recognized nationally for its development of inner city hockey playrs. Clark Park Hockey and Coalition is a vital part of the Southwest Detroit community. Both programs are struggling through the governmental budget decisions from Detroit city government.
“I hope HITH8 brings positive energy to our community” said Anthony Benavides of the Clark Park Coalition. “We are happy to host the Championship games on Sunday.” 12 teams will fight to get their names inscribed on the “Willie O’Cup” named to honor of Willie O’Ree the first minority player in the NHL, breaking the color barrier in 1958 with the Boston Bruins.
Come out and see Hockey in the “D”. The Detroit Hockey Association thanks all of its sponsors and volunteers including the NHL “Hockey is for Everyone” program, Alicia Minter, Director of the Detroit Recreation Department, ABC staff and both Frito Lay, Walmart /Sam’s Club of MI.
For more information, contact: Cynthia Wardlaw 313-727-7330 or Will McCants 313-815-9278 and/or visit http://detroithockeynews.blogspot.com/
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