“The Home Front” – Receive This Framed Print Free With Select Gala Tables


“The Home Front” – Receive This Framed Print Free With Select Gala Tables

Fogarty Home Front

“Home Front” is Terrence Fogarty’s latest painting, depicting a soldier returning from war to be greeted by his son.

Receive this special framed print free with RED or WHITE  GALA table purchase.

red circle.png Red Table purchase: 1 framed “The Home Front” Canvas Giclée.

white lined circle.png White Table purchase: 1 framed “The Home Front” Paper Giclée.

Reserve Your Table or Individual Tickets Here

DEFENDING THE BLUE LINE® INVITES YOU TO ATTEND OUR CAMO GALA

COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR KELLIE PICKLER TO PROVIDE SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT

Presented by:

Super America present Defending The Blue Line Camo Classic Gala

Defending The Blue Line®

Invites You

To Attend Our

Camo Gala

Sunday, June Twenty-Eighth

at Six O’clock in the Evening

Two Thousand Fifteen

Mystic Lake Casino

Grand Ballroom

2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard

Prior Lake, Minnesota

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Defending The Blue Line and Defending The Base Line is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by a group of National Guard soldiers from Minnesota. The charity assists families of all branches of the military with costs associated with hockey, as well as other sports. They provide financial assistance for registration fees, free equipment, summer camps, and send many deserving families on a special night out to watch pro, collegiate, and minor league sports games before or after deployment.

 

 

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Defending The Blue Line Invites You To Attend Our Camo Gala


Order Your Tickets Here

DEFENDING THE BLUE LINE® INVITES YOU TO ATTEND OUR CAMO GALA

Presented by:

Super America present Defending The Blue Line Camo Classic Gala

Defending The Blue Line®

Invites You

To Attend Our

Camo Gala

Sunday, June Twenty-Eighth

at Six O’clock in the Evening

Two Thousand Fifteen

Mystic Lake Casino

Grand Ballroom

2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard

Prior Lake, Minnesota

 COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR KELLIE PICKLER TO PROVIDE SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT

Order Your Tickets Here

“The Home Front” by Terrence Fogarty will be included with purchase of a red or white table.

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red circle.png Red Table purchase: 1 framed “The Home Front” Canvas Giclée.

white lined circle.png White Table purchase: 1 framed “The Home Front” Paper Giclée.

    

DTBL camo classic and gala

 

Defending The Blue Line and Defending The Base Line is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by a group of National Guard soldiers from Minnesota. The charity assists families of all branches of the military with costs associated with hockey, as well as other sports. They provide financial assistance for registration fees, free equipment, summer camps, and send many deserving families on a special night out to watch pro, collegiate, and minor league sports games before or after deployment.

 

 

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2015 Celebrity Camo Classic Presented by SuperAmerica


DEFENDING THE BLUE LINE® IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE

  THE 2015 CELEBRITY CAMO CLASSIC Presented by:

Camo Classic presented by SuperAmerica

EVENT TO BE HELD JUNE 29th AT THE MEADOWS AT MYSTIC LAKE

Register Here for the Event Here

    PRIOR LAKE, Minn. Defending The Blue Line® (DTBL) is excited to announce the 2015 Celebrity Camo Classic Golf Tournament presented by SuperAmerica® a member of the Northern Tier® family of companies, to assist military families in keeping their kids healthy and active in sports while their parents are away serving our nation. The event will feature 36 professional athletes, each paired with a different foursome. The course will feature military theming such as the long putt in a flight helmet, a long drive contest in battle gear, a spot the sniper before he spots you hole, and much more.

“This is the second year we’ve done this event and we’re excited to be ramping up the military dynamics even more this time around,” said Shane Hudella, Founder and President of Defending The Blue Line®. “You have to do more than just line up your golf shot properly because this is not your typical golf event, it’s an adventure.  It’s also a great opportunity to enjoy a unique round of golf, mingle with some phenomenal pro athletes, and help out some deserving military kids, all in one day.”

“This event allowed us to help provide scholarships for over 100 military kids last year; and this year’s event looks to help even more,” said Taylor Callais, Chief Operating Officer, “We’re grateful for all the support we’ve received.”

“This event fits so perfectly for SuperAmerica® and the Northern Tier® Family of companies which includes SuperMom’s Bakery, St. Paul Park Refining, Northern Tier Transportation and SuperAmerica.  We take great pride in our certification as a “Beyond the yellow Ribbon” company and our commitment to both active duty and veterans along with their families remains a steadfast goal for Northern Tier and SuperAmerica®.” Said Jack Helmick, President of SUPERAMERICA®.  “This event is such a fantastic way to show support, and we’re excited to be involved!”

Contacts:
Bryan Reynolds, Director of Communication (763) 226-6959 Bryan@DefendingTheBlueLine.org
Reide Housley, Spokesperson Reide Housley, Spokesperson (651) 260-0363 ReideHousley@DefendingTheBlueLine.org

Defending The Blue Line is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by a group of National Guard soldiers from Minnesota. The charity assists families of all branches of the military with costs associated with hockey, as well as other sports. They provide financial assistance for registration fees, free equipment, summer camps, and send many deserving families on a special night out to watch pro, collegiate, and minor league sports games before or after deployment.

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Wayne Gretzky Donates Camp Slot To A DTBL Military Child


Wayne Gretzky Donates Camp Slot To A DTBL Military Child

Gretsky school donates camp to Defending The Blue Line

Wayne Gretzky also known as “The Great One,” became the first player to win the Hart Trophy for eight years in a row. During the spring “Gretzky Camp” season, Wayne donated a slot to a Defending The Blue Line® military child.

Check out all of the hockey camps that are available to military kids free. DTBL only has 1 or 2 slots to each camp so you need to apply online now. Camps are located throughout the United States and include slots from Robby Glantz, Carroll Goalie School, Gigi Marvin’s Rink19, Pro Ambitions, LumerYard, Goalcrease, and Little Rookies.

Defending The Blue Line® will also hold a Warrior Camp in 2015. Military kids stay on post at the Camp Ripley Training Center just north of Little Falls, Minnesota. They will be bused to an ice rink during the day. In the evenings they will participate in fun military activities for everyone.

 

 

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North American Pond Hockey Championship Raises $85,000 for DTBL


North American Pond Hockey Championship Raises $85,000 for DTBL

NAPHC check to DTBL

Sun Country Airlines and Cambria presented the 2015 North American Pond Hockey Championships on January 23 – 25, 2015. The event was held on Excelsior Bay on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. Defending The Blue Line® was once again a charitable beneficiary of this Pond Hockey Championship. We are honored to be chosen as the charitable beneficiary. Thank you for all of the hard work and for the fantastic donation so that DTBL will be able to help military kids play hockey.

Click to View the 2015 Pond Hockey Championship Event Video

Click t0 view the 2015 Pond Hockey Championship Highlights

North American Pond Hockey Tournament raises $85k for Defending The Blue Line

Our mission at Defending The Blue Line ® (DTBL) is ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. We accomplish this by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events, and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey.

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Minnesota Armed Forces Hockey Tournament


Minnesota Armed Forces Hockey Tournament on March 27–29, 2015

Schwan Super Rink
1700 105th Avenue NE
Blaine, Minnesota

MN Armed Forces and Defending The Blue Line

Join us for a great weekend of hockey!  The Minnesota Armed Forces Hockey Tournament is a great tradition for service members in the state of hockey. Regardless of your branch, we invite you to join together for great competition and a great cause. Don’t miss out on this great hockey opportunity!

Represent your branch and raise money for military families in need. Defending the Blue Line is our charity of choice and this event will be raising funds for all the great projects they are working on.

The Schwan Super Rink has eight sheets of ice under one roof! This 300,000 sq. ft. facility is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world, with 32 locker rooms, an ice sports pro shop, Hat Trick Café, and an extensive dry land training facility, the Herb Brooks Training Center. Online at www.superrink.org.

Read more here.

Tournament features:
• 32 teams in four divisions
• Three game guarantee (championship teams will have four games)
• Three 17-minute periods
• Certified officials at all games
• Game stats provided by Pointstreak
• Each player will receive a tournament t-shirt
• Team manager gift
• Beer and food specials at the Hat Trick Café
• Email: mark.gile@outlook.com

 

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Dallas Stars Alumni Game Jersey Auction


Dallas Stars Alumni Jersey Auction

Bid on the game worn jerseys now

Dallas Stars alumni game to benefit Defending The Blue Line

The Dallas Stars Alumni present the 2nd Annual Community Chest Charity Game to benefit Defending The Blue Line®. This event takes place on March 15, 2015.

The alumni game is sold out but you can still support your favorite fundraiser. There are a range of inspiring community fundraisers who need your help as they work to help the Dallas Stars Alumni Association achieve its fundraising goals.  Click here to read the DTBL fundraiser profiles and support them with a donation now.

Defending The Blue Line ® has events happening all over the nation.  Check out the current ones on the website.  Organizations, schools, universities, businesses, NHL teams, NHL players, and individuals are helping DTBL raise money to help the military kids play hockey. For more information on equipment and other benefits through Defending The Blue Line® go to DefendingTheBlueLine.org.

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“The Home Front” by Terrence Fogarty


“The Home Front” by Terrence Fogarty

“The Home Front” is Terrence Fogarty’s latest painting depicting a soldier returning from war to be greeted by his son. This print is now up for sale with a portion of the sales to go to Defending The Blue Line® and the military kids it helps to play hockey.

Click here to order “The Home Front”

Fogarty Home FrontPhoto copyrighted by Terrence Fogarty

Terrence Fogarty  became a partner of Defending The Blue Line® in 2012. Terrence is a Minnesota artist who prides himself in unique sports artwork.

“I’m comfortable being a dinosaur in the way I relate to sports and art. I still paint in the traditional oil on canvas method and I still find the more traditional aspects of sports to be the most fulfilling as an artist and as a fan.” – Terrence Fogarty

The Fogarty’s have donated artwork for DTBL’s silent auctions. Check out their Facebook page and also the the Timeline Photo page.

 

 

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DTBL Kids Chosen for Hockey Clinic at Wild Game


Wes Walz wild game clinic

 DTBL Kids Chosen for Hockey Clinic at Wild Game

February 16, 2015 by Brian Durham

I am very excited to announce that Acquisition Associates of IMetro Property was able to sponsor two DEFENDING THE BLUE LINE kids to Wes Walz‘s hockey clinic put on by the Minnesota Wild last night at the Xcel Energy center. It looks like a fun time was had by all.

If you are not familiar with Defending the Blue Line please take a look at their page and website. Shane Hudella and his whole team do great things, right out of Hastings, to help make sure that the wonderful sport of hockey stays attainable for our Veterans and their families.

Thank you to all my clients that have bought and sold their homes with me. Without your business I would not be able to help support such a great cause that is so near and dear to my heart.

 

 

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Bag Groceries at Select Cub Foods and Raise Bucks for DTBL


Bag Groceries at Select Cub Foods and Raise Bucks for DTBL

Cub Foods DTBL fundraiser

Defending The Blue Line® has partnered with CUB Foods for a bagging drive happening on February 21 & 28, 2015, at almost all Minnesota locations.

Click here to sign up to bag groceries to help military kids play hockey.

Click here to see all CUB stores that are participating.

Details:

  • The teams keep all tip money raised from bagging groceries on the 21st. They can use it to fund their local association, pay for a team party, etc.
  • The teams bagging on the 28th will turn over proceeds/tips to the on site DTBL rep to help military kids play hockey!
  • Youth teams of any age will be accepted for this event, however, if the kids are under 15 years of age, the parents will be required to do the bagging, and the kids will collect the tips.
  • ALL teams registering to help out will be entered in a drawing to win a luxury suite at a Local Pro Hockey Team’s home game

 

For more information on equipment and other benefits through Defending The Blue Line® go to DefendingTheBlueLine.org

 

 

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