Join the fun and support a good cause on Dec. 8 when the George Mason University Patriots Ice Hockey team hosts its annual charity game, which this year will benefit the Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO).
Attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear Washington Capitals anthem singer Caleb Green sing the national anthem at the Prince William Ice Center in Woodbridge, Va., prior to puck drop at 3 p.m.
There also will be raffles and a silent auction beginning at 2:30 p.m. featuring autographed sports memorabilia from local professional sports teams, including the Washington Capitals, and experience packages, such as dinner certificates and theatre and sports tickets.
The fundraiser will feature an exciting in-house rivalry match-up, the Mason Patriots vs the Potomac Patriots Premier Junior Hockey team in an exhibition game. The home rink for both teams is Prince William Ice Center.
All proceeds from the event will go directly to CAMMO.
CAMMO's mission is to create music-based therapeutic programming and outlets for service members, veterans and family members, and train and educate them in music career opportunities as well as help with artist development. CAMMO's most recognizable singing group is Voices of Service, featuring Caleb Green, which recently made it to the semifinals on the popular TV show, "America's Got Talent."
"Caleb Green has long been a pillar of the D.C. sports community, and we’re thrilled to partner with him and CAMMO to support their programs for veterans, active service members and their families," said Mason Head Coach Steven Hyjek. "We are very pleased that the Potomac Patriots will join us in this effort."
Tickets are on sale now ($5 for students and $10 for adults) and can be purchased from any member of the hockey team or coaching staff or online through Eventbrite.
Since 2010, George Mason’s charity game has raised approximately $20,000 annually for local causes through corporate sponsorships, raffle and silent auction item donations, ticket sales and financial gifts.
When: Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3:00 PM
Where: Prince William Ice Center, 5180 Dale Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22193
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and can be purchased through the event page on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gmu-hockey-charity-game-for-cammo-tickets- 79988695341?aff=press. Donations can be made through Eventbrite as well.
For more information, please go to www.gmuicehockey.com or contact gmuicehockey1@gma il.com.
About Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO)
CAMMO is a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded in 2009 by U.S. Navy veteran Cathie Lechareas and U.S. Army veteran Victor Hurtado that believes in the healing power of music. Run by veterans for veterans and active-duty service members, CAMMO develops military and veteran artists, technicians, writers and musicians at its CAMMO centers. Concurrently, it is developing military-specific music therapy programs providing qualified music therapists who can assist past and present service members who are suffering neurological impairments such as traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder. For more information about CAMMO, visit www.cammomusic.org.