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Annual fundraiser for handicap sled hockey team Feb. 9

February 13, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

JAMESTOWN - On Saturday, Feb. 9 the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department, in concert with the Jamestown Laker's Handicap Sled Hockey Team, will play in its annual fundraiser hockey game at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena starting at 5 p.m.

All proceeds will go to support of the Laker's Sled Hockey Team. The Laker's Handicap Sled Hockey Team was formed in 2003 from both cooperate and community sponsors. The goal was, and continues to be, "No out of pocket expenses to the families," thus giving every special needs athlete the opportunity to play. The cost of ice time, travel expenses and the maintaining of the equipment continues to skyrocket, forcing the team to seek the help of the community and from local businesses.

The game starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale from 1 to 6 p.m., for the silent auction. Winners will be posted by the conclusion of the game. In addition, the Porcelain Bus Driver's are playing at Sawbuck's to help support the fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door or $4 if purchased during the game. During the show a 50/50 will be held as well as some raffles.

If anyone wants to make a monetary donation to the Laker's Team or an item for the silent auction, contact Deputy Hover or the coach of the Laker's Team Rod Koltsie at 499-7697. The goal is to raise enough money to cover the kid's ice time for their season.

Come and support these special needs kids and give them the opportunity to play the sport of hockey. More information can be found on the team's website,



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