Defending The Blue Line October 2014 Newsletter


Defending The Blue Line® October 2014 Newsletter

Click here  to read the entire October 2014 Powerplay Press newsletter!

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Defending The Blue Line® newsletter, Powerplay Press, comes out 3-5 times a year. This is a way for our supporters to get caught up on what is happening right now with the organization. Click on a date below to open a PDF newsletter.

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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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Wild Live Fox Sports Broadcast and Equipment Drive at Mall of America


Wild Live Fox Sports Broadcast and Equipment Drive at Mall of America

Fox Sports live and equipment drive for DTBL

Fox Sports and Defending the Blue Line will join together to host a Minnesota Wild live broadcast and equipment drive to help military kids play hockey. The drive will be located on the rotunda at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on October 27, 2014 from 4-8pm. Bring in your new or gently used hockey equipment to be donated to military kids through Defending The Blue Line®.

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. We have even had many children in the nation step forward with equipment drives, donations from birthdays, donations from bar mitzvah’s, bake sales, and even lemonade stands.  Defending The Blue Line ® is very honored to have all of this support from everyone. Thank you for helping DTBL support military children.

 

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Levi’s Defending The Blue Line Health Advocacy Project


Levi’s Defending The Blue Line Health Advocacy Project

The Boulder Creek High School in Anthem, Arizona will be having their Health Advocacy Fair on October 16 2014 from 10:15 am – 12:30 pm. Levi Folker has chosen Defending The Blue Line® for his project. During the event Levi will be selling hockey cards as a fundraiser for to help the military kids play hockey.

Levi health advocacy bd Levi's Defending The Blue Line Health Advocacy Project

Children from all over the nation are putting on fundraisers for Defending The Blue Line ®. If you have an event or fundraiser that you would like to put on to help the military kids with their dreams of playing hockey, contact Shane@defendingtheblueline.com.

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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NC State and the ACCHL Honor Stephen Russell With Memorial Tournament


NC State and the ACCHL Honor Stephen Russell With Memorial Tournament

NC State University and the ACCHL (Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League) are joining forces for the Stephen Russell ACC Kick-Off Tournament, which is set for October 10-13, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. NC State’s hockey club, along with Stephen’s family, have sponsored a memorial tournament every year since the passing of the former goalie in 2009.

The event honoring Stephen is taking place at Raleigh Center Ice and Raleigh IcePlex and will be a charity event raising money for Defending The Blue Line and USA Warriors Ice Hockey.

Russell

Read Caitlyn Hawkins article about Steven Russell and the memorial event. 

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. We have even had many children in the nation step forward with equipment drives, donations from birthdays, donations from bar mitzvah’s, bake sales, and even lemonade stands.  Defending The Blue Line ® is very honored to have all of this support from everyone. Thank you for helping DTBL support military children.

 

 

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Team DTBL Running Twin Cities Marathon


Team DTBL Running Twin Cities Marathon. For the third year in a row, Josh Petzel, will lead Team DTBL through a successful fundraiser and run for Defending The Blue Line® and the military kids it supports. Donate $30+ and receive a free DTBL/Marathon tee shirt.

Twin Cities Marathon for Defending The Blue Line

Defending The Blue Line® has once again been accepted as a Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Charity Partner for the  33rd Annual run on October 5, 2014 from Minneapolis to Saint Paul, Minnesota. DTBL contact is Josh Petzel, JoshuaP@the-local.com.  In 2013, Josh headed up a campaign with 15 other runners to help the military kids play hockey. They raised over $20,000 to help military kids play hockey.

Donate in honor of a TC Marathon runner below. Click on a name to donate:

Amy Westendorp

Anthony Girolami

Brad Preuss

Dave Janssen

David Gassoway

Fawn Moats

Heather Rank

Jeff Schlueter

Jenny Petzel

Josh Petzel

Michael Benson

Scott Kostohryz

Tony Westendorp

In honor of the entire Team DTBL

 

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Seth Appert Running Adirondack Marathon in Memory of Soldier


Seth Appert Running Adirondack Marathon in Memory of Soldier. The Adirondack Marathon takes place in Schroon Lake, New York, on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Seth Appert will be running in the Adirondack Marathon as a fundraiser for Defending The Blue Line® in memory of Richard Curadi, a soldier with 32 years in the Marines and Army. Seth is the head men’s hockey coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York.

The commemorative military challenge coin pictured below, in memory of CW4 Richard Curadi, will be given to every donor making a donation of $26.20 or more for Seth’s run in the Adirondack Marathon. (The $26.20 represents the 26.2 mile marathon.) The intricately designed coins include a Chinook helicopter on the back side. The coins each have their own serial number.

DONATE  HERE

Give $26.20 to receive coin in memory of Richard Curadi

Give $26.20 or more to receive coin in memory of Richard Curadi

“It is an honor to continue our work with Defending The Blue Line. Senior Assistant Captain Luke Curadi started our involvement with the charity 15 months ago and our relationship has grown stronger ever since. I am humbled to run the Adirondack Marathon in honor of Rich Curadi while continuing the RPI Hockey Family mission of providing hockey opportunities to military families.” – Seth Appert

 

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Defending The Blue Line: Over 1 Million in Giving in 2013


Defending The Blue Line: Over 1 Million in Giving in 2013

In 2013, Defending The Blue Line® provided over $1 MILLION dollars worth of hockey equipment, game tickets, cash grants, and summer camps to military families across the US & Canada. It’s an incredible achievement for our little group that still has only 1 full time and 1 part time employee. Special thanks to all of our incredible volunteers, donors, supporters, and amazing military families for making the mission possible!

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. We have even had many children in the nation step forward with equipment drives, donations from birthdays, donations from bar mitzvah’s, bake sales, and even lemonade stands.  Defending The Blue Line ® is very honored to have all of this support from everyone. Thank you for helping DTBL support military children.

 

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Military Kids at the Warrior Camp at Camp Ripley in Minnesota – Photos


Military Kids at the Warrior Camp at Camp Ripley in Minnesota – Photos.

Defending The Blue Line® sponsored a hockey camp for children of military parents from August 10 – 13, 2014.  See the photos.

DTBL kids at Camp Ripley and Huskie's Ice

Military kids once again stayed on post at the Camp Ripley Training Center just north of Little Falls, Minnesota. They were bused into St. Cloud State University Huskies Ice which is about a half hour from Camp Ripley.  In the evenings they participated in fun military activities for everyone. The military kids had a ton of activities going on during their stay at Camp Ripley. One of the days, there was a conference call between the kids, Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, and Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild. It was one of the highlights of the camp. Special thanks to these two Pro’s for taking the time to answer all the questions from our little warriors!

DTBL military kids at Camp Ripley, MN

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.

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

 

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CW2 Lucas D. Sigfrid Memorial Golf Tournament


CW2 Lucas D. Sigfrid Memorial Golf Tournament

On Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m at the Princeton Golf course in Princeton, Minnesota, a Memorial Golf Tournament will be held for Luke Sigfrid.

Luke was a member of the U.S. Army 4th Squadron/6th Calvary Regiment of the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Lewis Washington. During his honorary service Luke was awarded the National Defense Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Army Achievement Medal, Meritori-ous Service Medal, and the Bronze Star. Luke gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and died a hero while proudly serving his country on Monday, December 12, 2011, in Fort Lewis, Washington while participating in helicopter training. 

Luke Sigfrid Memorial Golf event 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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Soldiers Run for Military Kids in The Great River Ragnar Relay


Soldiers Run for Military Kids in The Great River Ragnar Relay

A group of 6 local soldiers have teamed up to race in the Great River Ragnar Relay on August 15-16, 2014 to support Defending The Blue Line®.  You can donate in honor of these soldiers by going to: www.defendingtheblueline.org/Ragnar-Relay

Ragnar Relay soldiers running for military kids

Ragnar Relay Great River is the overnight running relay event of the summer. Runners will start on the bank of the Mississippi River in Winona, conquer the course under the stars and along rolling farmland, and finish back on the river in Downtown Minneapolis. This Ragnar has both challenging legs and beginner level legs for all of your teammates. It also has one of the best finish line parties and some of the friendliest volunteers!

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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