[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”1048″ img_size=”160×200″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]In April of 2013 Logan Roach was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. His father, Matthew Roach, started Hockey Fights T1D in August 2014 to combine their love of hockey with the need to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for this life altering disease. The first Fall Freeze was held that September and it has since become their flagship event that many local hockey players look forward to every year. Hockey Fights T1D is a 100% volunteer organization that is powered by the generosity of others to keep them going. Please take a few minutes out of your day to read Logan’s story.
The 5th Annual Fall Freeze tomorrow at the New Hartford Recreation Center. The Fall Freeze is a fundraising hockey event for players of all skill levels from beginner to advanced. This year around forty players will take the ice at 12:00pm to help raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]However, this event is much more than just a hockey game. Businesses throughout the area donate items for a raffle that is set up in the back of the arena behind the bleachers. Some of the items included in the raffle are:
- Gift certificates to local restaurants.
- A free night in a jacuzzi suite at Vernon Downs Hotel.
- Gift certificates to Crystal Springs and Westmoreland Golf Club.
- Prints from ToddShots Photography.
- Passes to Fright Fest.
- A gift certificate to Mark Kotary’s Hockey Supply.
- Two 315 Hockey shirts.
New this year is a Skills Challenge!
Hardest Shot: Each player gets 3 chances to register the hardest shot on the radar gun.
Accuracy: Each player gets 6 pucks to hit 4 targets.
Puck Control: Players navigate an obstacle course while maintaining control of the puck.
Rapid Fire: Goalies make as many saves as they can while 2 shooters fire 4 pucks each for a total of 8 shots.
Don’t Forget About The After Party!
After the event is over everyone will be heading over to the Clinton Ale House for an after party.
All proceeds from the event go to the JDRF. The JDRF is a nonprofit 501 organization that funds type 1 diabetes research and advocates for regulation favorable to medical research and that makes it easier to market new medical devices.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]