The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by joining the festive fun at the Holiday Skate with the Lakers event on Sunday, Dec. 10? Hosted in the Deborah F. Stanley Arena and Convocation Center at the Marano Campus Center, this family-friendly extravaganza promises an afternoon of joy, laughter, and goodwill—all in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.
Skating for a Cause: Lakers Spread Cheer
The Lakers, both men’s and women’s hockey teams, extend a warm invitation to the community to come and skate alongside them. For a nominal admission fee of $3 per person (with an additional $3 charge for skate rentals), attendees can enjoy an afternoon of skating, holiday cheer, and goodwill.
Mark Digby, the head coach of the Oswego State women’s hockey team and the event organizer, expressed the enthusiasm of the student-athletes in giving back to the community, especially to children. “Our players genuinely look forward to this event. It’s a joyous occasion for both our athletes and the kids from the community. Plus, it’s all for a great cause. It’s a win-win for everyone involved,” Digby shared.
Festive Highlights and Prizes
The festivities don’t end with skating. Attendees have the chance to win a coveted Laker hockey jersey, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event. As if that’s not enough, the jolly man in red, Santa Claus, will also make a special appearance, spreading holiday magic and delighting attendees of all ages.
Community Involvement and Giving Back
This event is not just about the joy of skating; it’s about coming together as a community to support a worthy cause. All proceeds from the Holiday Skate with the Lakers will go to the United Way of Greater Oswego County, contributing to initiatives that make a positive impact on the local community.
Important Details for Attendees
For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. This ensures a secure and family-friendly environment for everyone.
Event Co-Sponsors: SEFA Committee and Intercollegiate Athletics
The Holiday Skate with the Lakers is made possible through the collaboration of SUNY Oswego’s State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Committee and Intercollegiate Athletics. Their co-sponsorship reflects a commitment to community engagement and the spirit of giving during the holiday season.
In Conclusion: Join the Celebration
In summary, the Holiday Skate with the Lakers promises a delightful blend of winter sports, festive joy, and community support. Lace up your skates, bring your friends and family, and join in the merriment as the Lakers, the community, and Santa Claus himself come together for a memorable afternoon. Let’s skate into the holidays with laughter, goodwill, and a shared commitment to making a positive impact in Greater Oswego County.