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SPHL Announces League-Wide Community Challenge

11/04/2016 8:06 AM -

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (November 4, 2016) – The Southern Professional Hockey League, in conjunction with its member clubs, today announced its first-ever 5K Toy Drive.

The initiative was proposed by Mississippi RiverKings president Robin Hurdle during a Community/Charity breakout session at the league’s Annual Meeting this past June and was unanimously approved by the Board of Governors. The League Office then met with its Marketing Committee to further develop the plan before presenting it to all member clubs.“

As part of the SPHL’s continuing dedication to its communities, our teams have committed to toy drives in each city as we head into the holiday season, with a league-wide goal of 5,000 toys,” said President Jim Combs. “Fans and corporate sponsors are challenged to show the impact they can have on their community by donating toys for underprivileged children. We are inviting our fans and teams to get involved in local events and help brighten their community as we come together for this holiday season.

Fans can check out how their team/community is matching-up against the rest of the league at and support their team during the following events:

Pensacola Ice Flyers: Gulf Coast Kids House Toy Drive (all November home games), Teddy Bear Toss (December 2)

Mississippi RiverKings: Teddy Bear Toss (November 12)

Fayetteville FireAntz: Teddy Bear Toss (November 18)

Huntsville Havoc: Teddy Bear Toss (November 25)

Peoria Rivermen: Teddy Bear Toss (November 26)

Columbus Cottonmouths: Toys for Tots Toy Drive (December 2 & 3), Teddy Bear Toss (February 18)

Macon Mayhem: Teddy Bear Toss (December 10)

Evansville Thunderbolts: Teddy Bear Toss (December 16)

Knoxville Ice Bears: Teddy Bear Toss (December 16)

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs: Teddy Bear Toss (December 17)

Additional league-wide initiatives will be announced throughout the season.

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