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Hockey for Wishes

January 28, 2018

Time :

10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Location :

Valentino's Banquet Hall
3899 Oneida St, New Hartford

Hockey for WishesThe annual Utica College Men’s Hockey fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Central New York is back, but with a new twist!  This year, the fundraiser will feature a luncheon with a live auction component. Bid to have your favorite player sit with you and your table!  

The live auction will include bidding for individual players, including Mikhail Bushinski, Brett Szajner, Kevin Valenti, Vince Stefan, Gregg Burmaster, and Justin Derlago. The highest bid wins the opportunity to have that player join their table.

While the rest of the team will not be auctioned off, they will be raffled off for lucky tables to win.

This unique event will provide attendees with a chance to meet and greet the Utica College Men’s Hockey Team and coaching staff,Hockey for Wishes participate in a basket raffle, buy event merchandise, meet wish kids, and – most importantly – raise funds for local wishes!

Gary Spears, a.k.a. Big Poppa will serve as the emcee for the event which also includes photography and autograph opportunities.  

The luncheon will take place Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at Valentino’s Banquet Hall, 3899 Oneida Street, New Hartford. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. A $35 admission fee includes entry and lunch, while merchandise, basket raffle and live auction bids will be extra.

Check out our Mix 102.5 FM promo featuring wish kid Brendan.  

Special thanks to Utica National Insurance Group for their generous support of this event! 

Make your reservations by Jan. 22, 2018! Call (315) 475-WISH (9474) or e-mail

We look forward to seeing you there!

Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 475-9474
Toll Free (800) 846-9474