Hockey Fights MS Tournaments Benefit Good Shepherd's MS Wellness Program8/5/2013
Hockey Fights MS, a unique organization that raises funds in support of multiple sclerosis research and treatment, is holding its 8th annual Hockey Fights MS Pennsylvania tournaments at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem. The men’s tournament begins Thursday, August 8 and continues through Sunday, August 11. A women’s tournament was held August 2 – 4.
More than 45 ice hockey teams and 700 players from throughout the mid-Atlantic region are participating in the tournaments. All proceeds from the August events will benefit the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network MS Wellness Program, a bi-weekly program that offers activities to enhance the quality of life for people with MS.
Hockey Fights MS was founded in 2005 by tournament director Candice Arnold, who has MS. Since the first Hockey Fights MS tournament, the organization has raised more than $80,000 by holding annual ice hockey tournaments, and all proceeds are used to support MS research, treatment and quality-of-life initiatives.