Several years ago a local Omaha family, the Weubbens’, started a fun little fundraiser by flooding their back yard and inviting people to come skate. Colleen Weubben, the mom, had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2005 at the young age of 52. This idea was a fun way to bring people together to raise some funds for the Parkinson's Health Development Program. The Weubbens’ have Prep connections as Colleen's brothers attended Prep, her sister, Terri Haller, works in the CP Development office and her grandson is now a CP freshman.
In the past 5 years, this backyard event has grown into a 24 hour Skate-A-Thon held at the ice rink the UNMC puts up each winter. The Creighton Prep hockey team has always participated in this event.
This year the Skate-A-Thon begins at noon on Friday, January 22 and continues for 24 hours through noon on Saturday, January 23. Last year our boys showed up around 10 am on the Saturday and skated the last couple hours with about 100 others. It was so much fun!
The Parkinson's Skate A Thon would like to invite all high school club hockey players to participate in this fun event. Registration information can be found below. The Creighton Prep team and some members from the Westside team will be skating from 10 to noon on Saturday, January 23. Please consider joining us. Preregistration is not required, you can also register at the door
The cost to register is $10 per person. Parents, friends and other students are welcome to join our team! You may also get online donations if you would like.
Following are two links about the event:
This link from UNMC provides some high level information on this event:
This link has more information: phdomaha.org
You will use this link to register online. Click on "Skate on A Team", click on "Get Tickets", click on "Team", start to type in "Creighton Prep Hockey" (it should appear in the drop down box), then select the number of people you want to register from the Team drop down box. Complete your registration by entering the payment information.
It includes a story written by Colleen Wuebben in 2010 about how this event came to be.
You may also share this link with family and friends who may want to support our team with a donation. The boys are NOT required to raise funds for this event, I just wanted to make you aware of that possibility.
Chet Fortune and Patrick Taylor have one goal: to provide coats to as many children in need as possible.
The second annual Warrior Fitness Center coat drive is aiming to provide thousands of coats to local kids.
"Our event last year was more than successful, but this year we wanted to set our sights and goals through the roof," said Fortune, who co-owns Warrior Fitness Center in La Vista with Taylor.
On Saturday at 8 a.m., Fortune and Taylor are holding a boot camp-style workout as a fundraiser at Warrior Fitness Center, 13239 Portal Drive in La Vista. A minimum donation of $20 is encouraged. Breakfast and a meet-and-greet with professional local athletes is included. Participants can get autographs and pictures with former NFL players Kenny Onatolu, David Tollefson and Sage Rosenfels. Two-time WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford has also supported the coat drive financially. He originally planned to be at the meet-and-greet but can no longer attend.
All of the money raised will go to purchase coats for more than 85 children at Boys Town and students at Howard Kennedy Elementary and Miller Park Elementary in north Omaha.
"We want to do something special for the city of Omaha with this cause while providing a great workout and meet-and-greet opportunity," Fortune said. "The following week we will personally buy and deliver all coats to the schools and Boys Town."
If you cannot attend the charity workout Saturday, you can still help by donating here.
See the difference - Cross ice creates 2x more:
"It should be cross-ice games. Ten mites playing on a full sheet is like adults playing [hockey] on a football field. [It] wouldn’t be much fun skating a hundred yards."
University of Minnesota Head Coach
"You have to be creative in small spaces. You have to move and
be strong on the puck. From a personal experience growing
up, we didn’t work on the small ice as much and it was an area
that I had to grow in."
Minnesota Wild Assistant Coach
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