Darien Winter Club raises $6,700 to benefit Person-to-Person
On June 22, the Darien Winter Club faced off for the eighth annual `Charity Skate' ice hockey event to benefit Person-to-Person Emergency Assistance Program. The program is a core service of the agency that provides financial assistance to help individuals and families pay for rent, utility bills and related expenses.
The `Charity Skate' event is a Darien Winter Club (DWC) tradition which provides its members the chance to have a great time playing ice hockey while raising money for a worthy cause.
"This year we raised just under $7,000, which brings the total to nearly $47,000 over the last eight years," said John Shaker, Charity Skate organizer.
The `Charity Skate' concept was created by Tony Oja, a longtime DWC member. Oja organized the early events to help benefit the `Ice Hockey in Harlem' charity, which provided opportunities for disadvantaged inner-city kids to learn and play ice hockey.
To make a donation to the Emergency Assistance Program, or for more information, visit the Person-to-Person website at www.p2pHelps.org or call (203) 655-0048.