Thursday, March 10, 2011

Disabled Hockey Event: Social RSVP, Buddy Teams, Apparel, Volunteers

Lots of news from Jane Cashin on the national event ..

Order USA Disabled Festival apparel -There will be a very limited amount of apparel for sale at the festival… you must pre-order it at this website!


Invitation to Social Event Friday April 1 -7:30-9:30

All USA Disabled Festival Teams are invited to a social event after the Opening Ceremonies at the Schwan’s Super Rink on Friday night, April 1.

6:45 – 7:00 – Players and coaches seated in VIP/reserved area 7:00 – 7:20 – Opening Ceremonies 7:30 – 9:30 – Opening Ceremonies Social Event

Once the Opening Ceremonies are concluded the event floor will be open to all attendees.

The Social Event Includes: Food and beverages – hotdogs, chips, powerade and more! DJ and dance floor! Time for pin trading and getting to know players from other teams!

RSVP: In order to accommodate all of the teams in the VIP/reserved seating area, an RSVP is required by Sunday, March 27th.

Special VIP passes will be handed out to each team, all you need to do is respond with a number!

Please respond to Jane Cashin at with the number of coaches and players that will be representing their team.


Seeking local hockey teams as "buddy teams"

Buddy Teams are needed all three days of the event. Your group can sign up for one or more of the following times to volunteer to be a Buddy Team. Please select from the times below.

  • Friday April 1: 9:00 to 12:00, 12:00 to 3:00, 3:00 to 6:00
  • Saturday, April 2: 9:00 to 12:00, 12:00 to 3:00, 3:00 to 6:00
  • Sunday, April 3: 9:00 to 12:00, 12:00 to 3:00

Please email Suzy Lindeberg at with a contact name for the group, email address for the group contact person, day/time you would like to volunteer and an estimated number of people you will be bringing with you.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - see attachment and read on -

We got a few volunteers to sign up on Sunday, but we need many more.  I have said it before, the success of this tournament depends a lot on its volunteers.  Please give some of your time to make this event special for all of the players and families!  Please ask your friends and family to volunteer some of their time.

Contact Suzy Lindeberg at

Provide the following information:

  • Volunteer Name:
  • Email address:
  • Team associated with (if any):
  • Day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday):
  • Time (Morning, Afternoon, Evening):


All of the teams will be playing during the day on Friday.  It is a great excuse to skip out of work and school!  I will forward the schedule when it has been finalized.

Minnesota WILD game offer:

March 31st, 2011 game deal: Minnesota WILD ticket have special offer to all USA Disabled Hockey Festival participants.  The Minnesota Wild is offering tickets to the game against the Oilers on Thursday, March 31st.  All festival participants, families and friends who may be arriving on that Thursday can take advantage of this offer, that will also help to support the 7th Annual event.  Just click on the link,, to choose your tickets and enjoy the State of Hockey in what has been described as the best arena in the country.




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