Please welcome the Philadelphia Honor to the list of DTBL supporters. The Honor are a women’s hockey team in Philly, and they will be hosting a 5K run in March to benefit DTBL as well as the team itself. Thank you, ladies, for the support!
November 5, 2011
Come on out to the UWRF Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams as they sponsor “DTBL Night” at W.H. Hunt Arena at University of Wisconsin River Falls.
“Gongshow Gear is proud to present the Brent Burns signature charity line. Burns, a defencemen for the San Jose Sharks is a long time supporter of Gongshow Gear from his days back in the OHL. Now, as a NHL Player he has continues to support GSH along with a great charity – Defending the Blue Line, which helps military families in need. Gongshow Gear and Burns will donate $20 from each shirt sold and $20 from each hat sold to the charity to help our soldiers who allow us to play the great game of hockey every day. “
What DTBL Means To The Children:
This is Megan and she had her HEP (Hockey Education Program) skills and she wanted to wear her Defending the Blue Line jersey. She talked about how she got it from one of her daddy’s army friends. Way to go Megan!!!
The Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo Chamber of Commerce along with their sponsors are inviting all Military members and their families to a Military Appreciation Night at the Bison Game, November 12th, 2011.
Tickets will be on a first come first serve basis and registration closes on October 26th at 3pm. After that date you will receive a confirmation e-mail with further details on where to pick up your tickets and other activities that are planned for that day.
Jarod Palmer of the Houston Aeros just endorsed DTBL. Houston is the minor league affiliate of the MN Wild. Welcome Jarod.
Article by Brittany Cole:
Defending the Blue Line gives opportunities to the children of service men and women who normally wouldn’t get the chance to experience certain activities, especially when a parent is overseas fighting in the war. Each home game this season, Martin will host a veteran and their child to enjoy the game, and after the game, each will have the opportunity to meet Matt and get autographs.
Michael Russo, Minneapolies Star Tribune:
In honor of his late son, Derek Boogaard’s father, Len, and his wife, Jody Vail, purchased four Ottawa Senators season tickets and donated them to four military bases in Ottawa.
Each game (44 in all) during a TV timeout, four soldiers that have returned from deployment are honored. During the preseason, it was never announced that the tickets were actually coming from the Boogaards, so if you’re an Ottawa fan coming to the games, from now on, you do.
Thank you to the Minnesota Wild and Mikko Koivu, Nick Schultz, and Niklas Backstrom for donating their suite to DTBL for opening night this Saturday!
This is in addition to the Minnesota Wild helping us out with a box for the October 15th game vs Detroit!
For those of you headed to the the Wild games, don’t forget your pre-game meal at either Tom Reids Hockey City Pub or your local Chipotle!