The crowd was wild on Saturday night, January 25, 2014. Over 9000 people filled the seats at the DCU Center in Worcester to watch rivals Worcester Sharks and Providence Bruins play at 7 p.m. The Center of Hope Foundation was pleased to have an opportunity to display Center of Hope literature and advocate on behalf of our agency and those we serve. Some of the highlights during the event for the Center of Hope Foundation was participating in the ceremonial puck drop, along with the Boy Scouts, and leading the Worcester Sharks players out onto the ice in a “High Five” welcome. The Center of Hope’s logo was also featured on 3000 bobble heads of #21 Freddie Hamilton given out at the game. The agency also benefited by having the opportunity to share an agency short video of our programs and small businesses play up on the big screen before the game. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the “Chuck a Puck” table and Price Chopper mobile “Chuck a Puck” cart. It was a HUGE success! The ice was littered with over 1400 pucks trying to win the Price Chopper cash prize of $200.00 and an autographed Freddie Hamilton bobble head. The proceeds raised through the “Chuck a Puck” will benefit unfunded programs offered at the Center of Hope for people with disabilities. The Center would also like to thank our forever friend, Justin Hines (singer/songwriter from Canada) for the use of his song “Come Around” from the 2011 album “Days to Recall” in our agency video. Justin Hines will be back on May 7, 2014 as The Arc’s “All Aboard The Arc” event’s entertainer held in Boston, MA supporting inclusion for people with disabilities.
The Center of Hope Foundation would like to once again thank all of our supporting family, friends, and business partnerships for the ongoing fundraising and positive advocacy for people with disabilities.