Everywhere you turn in the news there is "bad news" - Russia & Ukraine, missing Malaysian jet, new weather woes in the Midwest, Obamacare nightmares, drug overdoses, and on and on.
Today, I want to focus on a "good news" story. Malden and East Boston Youth Hockey joined forces almost seven years ago and launched a merger that was uncertain at best. What has resulted is a great "familial" hockey league, with deep roots in each of our communities. We have grown successful young hockey players who are now entering high school and beyond. We have celebrated many championships and tournament wins. We have bonded families together who may have never thought this was possible.
The Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey league - MEB - will this Friday celebrate our annual 10K raffle and drawing party at the Malden Moose Hall. This largest fundraising event for the year is a chance at winning as much as $10,000 (depending on total tickets sold), some sort of basket of goodies, other prizes and cash offered throughout the evening, but it is even more a chance for our families - parents, grandparents, friends, and others - to get together and spend some quality time. The event runs from 7:00 - 11:00 PM.
The fundraising part is below:
Each year Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey (MEB) holds a 10K “elimination style” raffle – Here are the highlights:
• The cost of one ticket ($100.00) will admit two adults for a dinner with a cash bar, DJ, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction for sports memorabilia, team basket raffles, and of course, the 10K drawing
• Throughout the night, tickets are pulled and "eliminated" from the raffle - fun for all to watch each other's chances of winning disappear!
• Only 200 tickets will be sold. The player/family to sell the most *additional* 10K tickets will receive a credit of $350.00 towards their 2014-2015 tuition.
• Also available is to attend the dinner and drawing party for $20 admission (do not need to buy a raffle ticket) per ticket.
Our work on fundraising has led to our costs of hockey being kept lower than a lot of our surrounding towns and certainly lower than other private teams in our area. We give back to the kids as often as possible, and our volunteer roster of coaches, assitants, team liaisons, helpers, Board members, and others is full of heart and support for the league. We appreciate all who give and support us.
We hope you will consider supporting this fundraising effort, and to maybe share some "good times" with friends and family members (adults, not players or siblings) at the Moose this Friday. For more informaiton, visit: www.mebhockey.com