DTBL Friend And Supporter, George Parros, Brings A Big Heart To The NHL

From the Boston Herald:

He is preparing for the start of his seventh NHL season, but Parro’ generosity doesn’t need any training camp. That big heart of his remains in mid-season shape…..

Parros recently began working with Defending the Blue Line, a non-profit that helps children of military personnel deployed overseas. Active soldiers also can receive free tickets to Ducks games through a promotion called “Parros’ Platoon”.

Just remember all this the next time you see Parros doing his job, which basically is to protect his teammates. Makes a lot of sense now, doesn’t it? This is a man who takes his work home with him, and maybe our community is just a little better because of it.

“Defending the Blue Line is a cool thing” Parros said. “It’s great to be able to help kids stay involved in hockey while a parent or maybe both parents are away. When I heard about it, I was glad to become a part of it.”

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Way To Go Blake Boys Hockey Team With A Great Fundraiser For DTBL

DTBL would like to thank the Blake Boys Hockey Team in MN for the $2500 donation that they raised during their fundraiser for us.

Awesome job by everyone involved!!! A huge thank you from Defending The Blue Line!!!

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MN Wild Josh Harding Endorses DTBL

MN Wild Josh Harding has joined other Pro Hockey Players in endorsing Defending The Blue Line.Read more about Josh..
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Checking For Charity In Cherry Hill, NJ. Boogeymen Will Be Playing For DTBL

Let’s root on Dante Vassallo and his team, The Boogeymen, as they play for DTBL at the Checking For Charity. Good luck “Boogeymen”!

Below are the scheduled events. Find more information at Checking For Charity:

Day-By-Day Breakdown

August 11th
Beef & Beer
6:00 to 10:00 PM
Join us as we kick things off right! There will be enough food and drink to satisfy even the hungriest and thirstiest of hockey players, as well as door prizes and a Chinese auction for all attendees!
August 12th
The Round Robin 
The teams duke it out for the top seeds in the Playoffs.
August 13th
Chinese Auction
Grab a few raffle tickets and try to win one of our great auctions!

The Round Robin 
The teams duke it out for the top seeds in the Playoffs.

August 14th
The Playoffs
The top seeds go head to head for a chance to play for the championship.

Family Fun Day Open-Skate
Bring your family and friends for a great time on the ice!

Chinese Auction Drawing
4:00 PM
See if you’ve won one of our great baskets!

Charity Check Presentation
1:15 PM
Make sure to be there for the most important part of the tournament!The Championship Round
We crown our 2011 champions!

The Trophy Presentations
We honor the 2011 Checking For Charity Tournament champions!

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Come On Out To The Marathon And Help Support DTBL

Come on out to the Marathon on October 2, 2011and help  support  DTBL.

Hastings Firefighter Dave J. is running in the marathon and will be donating $5 (up to $100) for everyone who purchases a “Firefighters Support our Troops/DTBL” t-shirt in advance and meets him at the finish line, section J, wearing the t-shirt.

Then at 2:30pm you can join Dave at Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub for a special door prize drawing.


Go to DefendingTheBlueLine.org for details.

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DTBL Supports “Minnesota Sled Hockey Association”

Check out the new website for MN Sled Hockey:

Sledge hockey is a sport that was designed to allow participants who have a physical disability to play the game of ice hockey. Ice sledge hockey (also known as sled hockey in the United States) was invented in the early 1960s in Stockholm, Sweden at a rehabilitation center. It is currently one of the most popular sports in the Paralympic Games….

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Come On Out To The MN State Fair And Visit The DTBL Booth For A Free Foam Puck

DTBL will be having a HUGE booth at the MN State Fair on August 30th so come on out and visit us. We will be giving away foam pucks. One other exciting note about our state fair booth….are you ready for this…… everyone can try and score on DTBL President and Founder, Shane Hudella, in the hockey shot challenge.

See you all there!!!

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