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Utica College Hockey to Host Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Central New York


October 17, 2014


Utica, NY

Utica, NY—The Utica College Hockey Team will be fundraising for Make-A-Wish® Central New YorkUtica Hockey this season by raffling off chances to have dinner with players. Raffle tickets will be sold at every home game throughout the 2014-2015 season beginning with the team’s home-opener against Castleton State on November 1st at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. In February, winners will be drawn and 31 lucky fans will have the chance to enjoy dinner with their favorite UC Hockey players.

The dinner will be held Feb. 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Valentino’s Banquet Hall in New Hartford.Wish Kid Brendan Krol Valentino’s is donating the cost of the evening in support of Make-A-Wish. Money raised from the sale of tickets will benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York, which grants the special wishes of children with life-threatening conditions.

Eight-year- old Wish Kid Brendan Krol, of New Hartford, is a Team IMPACT member of the UC Hockey Team. Brendon was granted his wish to Disney World in 2010. His mom, Megan Krol, is coordinating the raffle fundraiser for Make-A-Wish.

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About Make-A-Wish® Central New York
Make-A-Wish Central New York, Inc. 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 a bit of 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).

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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