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Wounded Warrior Project benefit hockey game Saturday, Feb. 1

Posted 11/20/13

The President of Fitchburg State poses with hockey players for the Wounded Warrior project.

Fitchburg State University and the Fitchburg Police Relief Association are joining forces to support the Wounded Warrior Project, organizing a benefit hockey game at the Wallace Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from members of the Relief Association, at the Civic Center or online.

The Fitchburg State Falcons will face off against the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs in the regular season game. The teams already enjoy a strong rivalry and organizers are hopeful the chance to contribute to the Wounded Warrior Project will make a strong event even greater.

“The benefit on February 1 marks a great opportunity for the community to show support for the men and women who have already given so much to protect our country,” said Fitchburg State University President Robert V. Antonucci. “We’re honored to be part of such a meaningful collaboration.”

“The Fitchburg Police Relief Association has supported the Wounded Warrior Project since 2011, donating all proceeds from our annual Community 5K to this worthy organization,” said Association President and Fitchburg Police Officer Jude Chabot. “We’re excited to build on that foundation with another event.”

Fitchburg State hockey coach Dean Fuller approached the Wounded Warrior Project with the idea of a benefit hockey game several months ago and said he was happy to receive a warm response.

“I’m excited about this partnership,” Coach Fuller said.

Robin Connors, founder of the charitable organization Robin Connors Angels, has been a volunteer fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior project for the past seven years and has worked with the Fitchburg Police Relief Association on numerous other projects. Service to returning veterans is a personal cause that Connors holds dear.

The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. The WWP seeks to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs, and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

For more information, contact Robin Connors at robinconnorsangels@gmail.com or (978) 846-8665.

Benefit Ice Hockey Game for Wounded Warrior Project

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