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USA Hockey Foundation to be Beneficiary of Celebrity Golf Tournament Featuring Kings, Avalanche

04/15/2014, 3:00pm EDT
By USA Hockey

A celebrity golf tournament featuring members of the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at The Broadmoor Golf Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo., with all proceeds from the event benefitting The USA Hockey Foundation.

The tournament will be held in conjunction with an NHL preseason game between Colorado and Los Angeles at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs on Oct. 2.

"We're most grateful to have The USA Hockey Foundation as the beneficiary of the celebrity golf outing," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "We also thank both the Kings and Avalanche for their continued efforts in in working with USA Hockey to positively affect the growth of hockey, particularly at the youth level."

Foursomes for the tournament are available and include the opportunity to golf with Avalanche and Kings personnel, tickets to the preseason contest between the two clubs Oct. 2, and opportunities to win prizes, as well as breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception.

For more information, click here or call (310) 535-4466.

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Marcos Alvarez played basketball, but when he received a hockey stick for a birthday present in his early teens, he quickly became hooked on hockey. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to play for a team because of his family couldn’t afford the fees and equipment costs.

Now, as an adult hockey player, Marcos feels like it’s the right time for him to give back to “the greatest sport in the world.”

Initially, the Pomona, Calif., native donated once annually during the registration process. But last summer he decided to make monthly recurring donations instead.

“I’m in a position to give back to the sport I love, even just a little,” he said. “Maybe it will help some kid who doesn’t have the money to play.”

According to Marcos, hockey is unlike any other sport. He is happy to see the sport grow in Southern California, and he hopes that his donation can help it grow even more.

Marcos feels strongly that kids should learn to play hockey because it teaches teamwork and determination. It also creates life-long friendships.

“I still know and play hockey with people that I met through hockey when I was younger,” he said. “I don’t consider them friends anymore, to me, they’re more like family.”

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