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Restore The Shore Events Nets Over Three Thousand Dollars

Release Date : 07/01/2013

 

HOWELL, NJ – A youth hockey tournament, for squirt levels through Midget U18, held at the Howell Ice World, hosted by the New Jersey Raiders organization, in conjunction with the New Jersey Titans, raised $3,232 for the Hometown Heroes organization, an organization dedicated to fostering an environment of goodwill, generosity and encouragement through its support of local communities.  The tournament was part of a series of approximately twelve community service projects run by the Raiders organization to provide relief to those devastated by SuperStorm Sandy. 

“We wanted to help out any way we could,” said Raiders Owner and General Manager Oktay Armagan.  “We helped out with food and clothing, school bus loading, anything we could do to make a difference.”

The tournament, which took over five months to organize, featured over 240 players from the tri-state area and from as far away as New Hampshire had four divisions (Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget) and also had a food drive for the Monmouth Food Bank and was sponsored by Coca-Cola, Freehold Crown Trophy, Staples and Federal Management Company.  The event featured raffles of wristbands, movie memorabilia and a Dunkin Donuts gift cards. 

“You see a natural disaster on television and you really don’t get a grasp on how real it is,” Armagan said.  “This was something we saw first hand.  It happened right in front of us and we knew right away that there was work to be done.  There still is work to be done – there are still many families still in need.”

The tournament, held June 13-16, was housed at the Ice World facility, home of the New Jersey Titans organization, and the Titans drastically reduced the cost of the ice as a means of contribution to the event.  “Our relationship with the Titans has been nothing but great,” Armagan commented.  “George (Haviland) is a great owner and a great partner to be working with.  The entire Titans organization is getting stronger each year and we are happy to be a part of that.”

The four division winners were as follows:
         Squirt:         Manalapan Hockey Club
         PeeWee:     New Jersey Raiders Red
         Bantam:      New Jersey Junior Titans
         U18:           New Jersey Raiders

For more information on future Restore The Shore events, please log onto the New Jersey Raiders website, http://www.njraiders.com

 

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