On March 21 at 2:00 PM, a charity hockey event will be taking place at The St. James in Springfield, Virginia, to raise money for Players Against Hate. The game will feature a hockey game featuring local celebrities and local hockey coaches, to include the following:
There will be a post-game acoustic performance by Chris ‘#2’ Barker of the band Anti-Flag. Anti-Flag will be performing at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, DC, March 20, 2020.
Players Against Hate is determined to increase awareness and stop racism and name-calling by youth athletes, their teams and coaches, their families, and spectators.
The goals of Players Against Hate are to:
1) Develop educational materials against hate to be used to teach players, coaches, officials, sports organizations, and spectators that hate has no place on the bench, in the game, or in the stands.
2) Sponsor scholarships with monies raised by Players Against Hate to support athletes of color who want to play sports that have traditionally been less diverse.
3) Grow the movement beyond hockey to other youth sports where hate impacts the athletes.
Tickets for Play for a Purpose are $10 and can be purchased at the Play for a Purpose website, www.PlayForAPurpose.info.
Thank you for your support!