Youths: Play Road Hockey and You May Win $1000 Education Award

Youths: Play Road Hockey and You May Win $1000 Education Award

Poverty Action for Change Coalition (PACC)

The 7th Annual Friendly Neighbourhood Youth Road Hockey Challenge

For Immediate Release

Monday February 21, 2011

For Editorial

Location: Main Street South, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Date: March 19 2011

Time: 10:30 am – 4pm

Media Contact 289-221-0928

Town Declares Main Street – Open for Business for Families in Winter!

While some municipalities have tried to ban road – hockey, the town of Newmarket is doing the opposite – by embracing it right onto Main Street and making Newmarket the most road-hockey and family friendly town in Canada!

The 7th Annual Friendly Neighbourhood Youth Road Hockey Challenge will take to the street Saturday March 19 from 10:30 am until 4:00pm with a fun youth tourney, “pick-up games, challenges, musical entertainment and finals comedy play-by play with “Grapes Fisher”.

Registered youth teams can be any gender with free entry for players and spectators.

Participating businesses will also feature in-store specials, demos, tours, entertainment, and dish out free hot chocolate and hot food to tourney players!

Hey You(th)!

Form a road hockey team and you could win a $1,000 Education award! Challenge a team to play / form to increase your chances as it goes to a pro-active community and schoolyard who forms the team! Neighbourhood, church, company, school, club, mixed gendered teams welcome.

The Mike Thornhill Memorial Friendship Award in memory of a Newmarket’s Mulock Village youth killed by violence outside a donut shop. This year’s award is partially sponsored by Newmarket Lions Club North.

Other tournament sponsors thus far include Road House & Rose Funeral Home, DMC Decorating, Wildflower Cafe, Brad Jones Karate and P.A.C.C..

Saturday March 19

The Friendly Neighbourhood Youth Road Hockey Challenge 2011

Join us for Friendly competitive road hockey, entertainment on the street and in the cafes, comedy play-by-play, in-store specials, karate demonstration by Brad Jones and more! Spectators and shoppers welcome!

Youth tourney – 12 – 18 yrs as of December 31 2010 – registration – 9:30 – 10:30 or call to ensure a spot.

Games start 10:30 am sharp with singing of O Canada!

All ages pick up game – no reserve

New! Parents vs reserve

Skills Competition and Mayor / Council Challenge!…Score one on the Mayor!?

Live comedy play – by Play with “Grapes Fisher” by TP Entertainment

No charge to play…Cars!

Opening face-off party Fri night prior…adults! 7-10 PM Main St location TBA

To register a team, sponsor, or volunteer, call Kristine at 905-895-3126
or email or visit

(“Although teams are encouraged to pre-register, those people also wishing to just play “pick-up” game can as well, so something for everyone!”)

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Good Luck!/Bonne Chance!

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