BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: CENTER ICE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE SECOND ANNUAL CENTER ICE SUMMER CLASSIC
Play Hockey and Pay It Forward
Played in Central Ohio over warm July & August weekend (M/S/PW: July 24-26; B/HS/A: August 1), this 3 vs. 3 format tournament is the perfect opportunity to throw a team together and hit the ice in the off-season! Eight 7-player teams in each of 7 divisions (Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, High School, Adult B/C & Adult D/E) will be admitted on a first-come basis, with each team guaranteed 4 games.
NEW THIS YEAR: Mite, Squirt & Pee Wee games will be played at The Battery Hockey Academy. Bantam, High School & Adult Divisions will be played at Chiller Easton, with specific schedules to be provided no later than 7 days prior to the start of the tournament.
Rosters are limited to 7 players including goalies, and players must have a valid USA Hockey identification number.
Divisions will be determined by 2019-2020 birth year standards, and the adult division will be split between B/C and D/E- league players.
Entry fee is $560 per team, which includes jersey. Payment is due at the time of registration.
100% of the proceeds from this tournament will go towards the Center Ice Foundation of Central Ohio's Capital Campaign to build an ice rink in Pickerington.
BECOME A TOURNAMENT SPONSOR
Help us make Pickerington a Hockey Town
It’s not difficult to quantify what an ice rink would mean for Pickerington: increased commerce, greater athletic opportunities for kids in South- and East- Central Ohio, continued growth of ice hockey in Columbus, and having a facility that’s a true differentiator from other communities south of I-70. The growth of ice-related sports in Central Ohio has been explosive over the past 10 years: ice hockey alone has experienced double-digit growth every year for the past decade. And yet, not a single new ice facility has been constructed in Central Ohio during that time…until now.
It’s with great excitement that we announce our SECOND annual: Center Ice Summer Classic, a USA Hockey-sanctioned tournament, taking place from July 24-26, 2020 at The Battery Hockey Academy in Plain City, Ohio. Over 50 teams ranging in age from Mite through Adult, from across the State of Ohio, will be taking the ice to benefit the Center Ice Foundation of Central Ohio, bringing us one step closer to the reality of an ice rink in Pickerington!
We need your help! Sponsorship levels can be viewed by clicking the link below to download the Sponsorship Package flyer, and custom sponsorship packages are also available. Sponsorship commitments are due no later than May 31 for inclusion in our promotional campaign, jerseys, and print items, and sponsorship payments are due no later than June 30th. Sponsorship commitments can be made by contacting us via email at info@centericefoundationOH.org.
Checks should be made out to the Center Ice Foundation of Central Ohio and mailed to 620 Brevard Circle Pickerington, Ohio 43147. Sponsorship payments can also be made via our website at www.centericefoundationOH.org and clicking “Donate Now”. Please be sure to include your business name as you would like for it to appear in the program, and please email your business logo to info@centericefoundationOH.org.
Your support is critical to our success; we can’t do it without the help of partners and donors. Donations are tax deductible under the IRS Code 501c3, and based on sponsorship level, sponsors will be rewarded with recognition in both print and online media, as well as placement on tournament jerseys and banners.
We hope that you feel inspired to learn more about our mission, our vision, and how you can be part of making Pickerington a Hockey Town. Thank you so much for your consideration!
President, Center Ice Foundation of Central Ohio