Men's Hockey To Hold Armed Services Day On Dec. 10

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WORCESTER, Mass.­ On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Holy Cross men's hockey program will be raising money for the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund (MSLF) at the Hart Center during its game versus Army at 4:00 p.m. The fund provides educational assistance grants to the children of Massachusetts service members who were killed while deployed on Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. The team will be wearing a special edition camouflage jersey to show its support. The jerseys will be auctioned off throughout the game with all proceeds going to the fund. Tickets are five dollars for veterans and current members of the armed services. A limited amount of special edition Holy Cross hockey camouflage t-shirts will be available for purchase.

"It's an honor for the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund to be part of the Holy Cross/Army in-game fundraiser on December 10," said fund founder Peter Trovato. "The MSLF has a very simple mission: to honor the sacrifice of fallen Massachusetts service members by providing support to their surviving children. To date, there have been over 115 service members from Massachusetts killed while serving in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom; 45 of these casualties had children; leaving 75 kids without a parent."

"This is a great opportunity for our program to support an outstanding fund that honors fallen service members and helps their children," said Holy Cross head men's hockey coach Paul Pearl. "The work that Peter and the supporters of the fund do to make sure that the kids of fallen military personnel get an education is amazing. The team is very excited to honor the arm services and support this cause."

Trovato, who played hockey at UMass and is the brother of former Holy Cross hockey player Chris Trovato (Class of 2008), is very excited for the game. "Events like these not only help us achieve our funding goals for these children but also promote additional awareness of the tremendous sacrifices made by our local military personnel and their families," said Trovato. "The MSLF is truly grateful and excited that the Holy Cross hockey team has chosen the MSLF as the beneficiary of their jersey auction. Proceeds raised will help the MSLF pay tribute and honor those families that have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom."

There will be 26 game jerseys available to bid on during the silent auction with a minimum bid of $150.00 for each jersey. The jersey numbers that will be available in the auction are #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #10, #11, #12, #14, #15, #17, #19, #20, #21, #23, #24, #26, #27, #28, #29, #30, #33, #35 and #44. Jersey #2 will be raffled off to a student at the game. The auction will start at 3:00 p.m.