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Make-A-Wish® fundraiser features chance to win dinner with U.C. Hockey team


November 05, 2015

Raffle tickets to be sold during season home games

Utica, NY—Calling all Utica College Hockey fans! The annual fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Central New York is back and once again features a chance to win dinner with the team.

Throughout the season, fans can purchase raffle tickets at home games, which are played at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Twenty-nine lucky fans will have the chance to enjoy dinner with their favorite player.

Winners will be drawn on Feb. 7 and the dinner will be held Feb. 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Valentino’s Banquet Hall in Washington Mills. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York, which grants the special wishes of local children with life-threatening conditions.

Nine-year-old Wish Kid Brendan Krol, of New Hartford - a Team IMPACT member of the U.C. Hockey Team - experienced his Walt Disney World wish in 2010. Brendan’s mom, Megan Krol, is coordinating the fundraiser for Make-A-Wish. To support the effort, visit

For more information about Utica College Hockey, visit For more information about Make-A-Wish Central New York, visit


UC Hockey Team Dinner 
PHOTO CAPTION: Utica College Hockey players are pictured with the Krol Family, of New Hartford, during the February 2015 Make-A-Wish fundraising dinner at Valentino’s. Wish Mom Megan Krol coordinates the event, which benefits Make-A-Wish Central New York.

About Make-A-Wish® Central New York
Make-A-Wish Central New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting the special wishes of children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions. In granting these wishes, Make-A-Wish strives to provide the child and family with respite and extra-special memories of joy and laughter. Make-A-Wish is able to continue to share the power of a wish® thanks to the generous support of individuals and corporations throughout its 15-county region, which includes Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins counties. For more information, visit or call (315) 475-WISH (9474).

Press Contact

Dyana Smolen
PR / Communications Manager
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY  13057

Phone : (315) 475-9474
Fax : (315) 475-9476

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