Hockey Fights MS Tournaments to Benefit Good Shepherd's MS Wellness Program7/16/2012
Hockey Fights MS, a unique organization that raises funds in support of multiple sclerosis research and treatment, will hold its 7th annual Hockey Fights MS tournaments in August. A women’s ice hockey tournament will be held August 3 to 5, 2012, with a men’s tournament following August 10 to 12, 2012. Both tournaments will be held at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
More than 40 ice hockey teams from throughout the mid-Atlantic region are expected to participate in the tournaments. All proceeds from the August events will benefit the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network MS Wellness Program, a bi-weekly program that offers activities to enhance the quality of life for people with MS.
Hockey Fights MS was founded in 2005 by tournament director Candice Arnold, who has MS. Since the first Hockey Fights MS tournament, the organization has raised more than $55,000 by holding annual ice hockey tournaments, and all proceeds are used to support MS research, treatment and quality-of-life initiatives.