Hat Trick For MHA NJ Devils Hockey Tournament

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 Stephanie Decker January 28, 2014 732-542-6422 x108

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County in Conjunction with the NJ Devils Hockey Tournament
Hat Trick for MHA

Shrewsbury, NJ… Hat Trick for MHA, now in its second year, will take place on the weekend of February 28th, 2014. The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA) is partnering with local hockey enthusiasts to organize an adult hockey tournament that will culminate with the championship game on Sunday, March 2nd at the Prudential Center on the NJ Devils home ice rink.

The purpose of the Tournament is to raise funds for MHA’s many vital programs including those that help returning service members, veterans and their families. MHA has in place two free monthly support programs: Sanctuary and Safe Place. The Sanctuary program offers support for family and friends of active duty service members or veterans experiencing emotional difficulties. The Safe Place program offers bereavement therapy to family and friends who have lost an active duty member or veteran to casualties of war or suicide.

Serving on the committee is Chris Bernard, Chairperson; George Whitelaw, MHA Foundation President; James Fagen, MHA Board of Directors; Marybeth Kopec, MHA Board of Directors; John Caroli, Brian Benjamin, and Jay Cosgrove.

The preliminary round of the Tournament will take place on February 28th and March 1st at the Jersey Shore Arena in Wall. The Hat Trick for MHA championship game will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark immediately following the NJ Devils home game that begins at 3pm on March 2nd. Special NJ Devils alumni guests will be in attendance and will coach the final teams.

Adult hockey players age 21 and older are eligible and teams may sign up as a 13 player roster including the goalie. The Tournament will provide a three game minimum. All of the players will receive an official Tournament jersey, a 100 level ticket to the NJ Devils game on March 2nd, and real time updates. The winning team will receive a catered suite at a NJ Devils game during the 2014 – 2015 Season. Event sponsorship opportunities are available.

Tickets for the NJ Devils game on March 2nd are on-sale to the general public through MHA’s website www.mentalhealthmonmouth.org. Friends and family of the Tournament participants and those who would like to support MHA are encouraged to purchase tickets, attend the game, and stay after to watch the Hat Trick for MHA championship game. Ticket buyers will have the opportunity to participate in the meet and greet photo opportunity with the Devils alumni.

In addition, supporters may Sponsor a Patriot by purchasing a ticket to the NJ Devils game on March 2nd for an active duty service member or veteran from our local area. The opportunity to Sponsor a Patriot is also located on MHA’s website.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to reserve your team, call 732-542-6422 ext. 108 or visit MHA’s website http://www.mentalhealthmonmouth.org/

About the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County:

MHA has been providing advocacy and services to families in Monmouth County for over 63 years. The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County is dedicated to promoting mental health and wellness and improving the care and treatment of persons affected by mental illness. MHA strives to accomplish this mission through the creation and implementation of innovative programs, education, advocacy, and community partnerships.

For more information or to get involved, please visit http://www.mentalhealthmonmouth.org/ like us on Facebook, or call 732-542-6422.

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