The George Mason University Ice Hockey program has always believed in the power of giving. With the help of the community, family, friends and supporters, Mason raised a total of $24,769 – a new team record – through benefit games on Dec. 7 and 8 for Our Military Kids and the Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO).
Mason played Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, Dec. 7, a 5-2 victory that also raised $3,270 to benefit Our Military Kids. The next day, Mason held its annual charity game, playing the Potomac Patriots Premiere Junior team to raise money for CAMMO. The event was standing room only as over 350 fans were treated to the sounds of GMU’s award-winning pep band, Green Machine, along with raffles, silent auctions, chuck-a-puck and a hard-fought hockey game.
Mason and the Potomac Patriots traded leads for most of the afternoon until a late game tally allowed Potomac to prevail, 4-3. Relive this exciting game here, with Monumental Sports Network.
Together we can make a difference! Thanks again to all involved and to everyone who attended our annual charity games.
About Our Military Kids
Our Military Kids, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that supports children of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members as well as children of wounded warriors from all service branches. Since its founding in 2004, Our Military Kids has given out $23.5 million through over 60,000 grants to military children in all states and territories. These grants enable families to pay for activities that will help to reduce their children's stress and anxiety that often exists when a parent is recovering or away. These activities include athletics, fine art, and tutoring programs. For more information about Our Military Kids, visit www.ourmilitarykids.org.
About Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO)
CAMMO is an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2009 by U.S. Navy veteran Cathie Lechareas and U.S. Army veteran Victor Hurtado that believes in the healing power of music. Run by veterans for veterans, active-duty service members and families, CAMMO develops artists, technicians, writers and musicians. Concurrently, it is developing military-specific music programs that can assist past and present service members who are suffering neurological impairments such as traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder. For more information about CAMMO, visit www.cammomusic.org.