From Western Herald
By Autumn Roemer
Western Michigan University’s club hockey team, The Stallions, will join The Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research (GLC) this weekend for the 10th annual Youth Hockey Fights for Kids with Autism event.
The Stallions will kick off the event, going up against the Calvin University Knights at Wings West Ice Arena Friday, Feb. 11 at 9:30 p.m.
The Stallions will join around 300 hockey players aged kindergarten through college to raise money for autism efforts.
The main event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 12 with high school games at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association youth games from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
In the event’s history over $71,000 has been raised for the cause. The money goes to support children diagnosed with autism and their families by covering costs of therapy and program materials.
Community members can support the event by attending a game or bidding on items in a silent auction online.
Event sponsors include DTE Energy, Central Reach, Consumers Energy, Wings West, Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association, South Central High School Hockey League and Kingscott Associates.
(Originally published at https://www.westernherald.com/news/article_4d603c0e-8b75-11ec-ac6b-3323b52c2f3d.html)