Play for a Purpose

Powered by The St. James to benefit Players Against Hate


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:

  • Haley Skarupa – Team USA Women’s Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Chris ‘#2’ Barker – Bassist and vocalist from the band Anti-Flag
  • Ali Rogin – Award Winning PBS News Hour foreign affairs producer / reporter
  • William Douglas – NHL Staff writer and founder of The Color of Hockey
  • Duante Abercrombe – Former professional hockey player and hockey coach for Stevenson University
  • Joel ‘Chef JoJo’ Thomas – Founding chef of KitchenCray.

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,

For more information please visit or e-mail, 

The St. James

6805 Industrial Road
Springfield VA, 22151

3/21/2020 2:00 PM

Have questions? Please contact us!

Play for A Purpose to benefit Players Against Hate

Thank you for your support!

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