Hockey Fights MS Tournaments to Benefit Good Shepherd's MS Wellness Program

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.

The tournament schedule is as follows:

  Women’s Tournament:
  August 3:  6 to 11 p.m.
  August 6: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  August 7: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  Men’s Tournament:
  August 10:  5 to 11 p.m.
  August 13: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  August 14: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.
 For information on the Hockey Fights MS tournaments or for volunteer opportunities, visit or call 484-560-1213.