Detroit Hockey Association & Clark Park Coalition host Hockey in the Hood 8 - Feb. 24-26, 2012

The Detroit Hockey Association, the Clark Park Coalition & Detroit Recreation Dept. host Hockey in the Hood 8 (HITH VIII) tournament Feb. 24-26, 2012 at Jack Adams Arena and Clark Park outdoor rink. See hockeyinthehood dot org for more information.
By: Detroit Hockey Association
Feb. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- Detroit Hockey Association, Clark Park Coalition,  and Detroit Recreation Department host Hockey in the Hood 8 - February 24-26, 2012 at Jack Adams Arena and Clark Park outdoor rink.

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”, Detroit Hockey Association President William McCants said, “Our kids are great ambassadors for the City of Detroit.  Hockey is our universal language.  We are all Detroit Hockey Players!”

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  The Detroit Hockey Association (DHA) is an amateur, non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt youth ice hockey organization based at Jack Adams Arena in Detroit, MI. The Clark Park Coalition is a non-profit youth organization based at Clark Park in SW Detroit.

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