Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hill School to host 7th annual Skate Against Cancer

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by The Hill School

The Hill School will host its 7th annual Skate Against Cancer event this Saturday, Jan. 17 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

The public is invited to this event; admission is $3; skates will be available to rent for $2. 

In past years, Skate Against Cancer has benefitted the American Cancer Society and Pottstown Area Relay for Life.

In six years, more than $10,000 has been donated from this event. 

All funds raised at this year’s event will be contributed to Stretch the Ride, a Pottstown-based foundation that supports the basic needs of cancer patients and their family members right here in the community. 

Stretch the Ride helps families relieve the financially devastating impact cancer can have on the stability of their daily life.

Hill School sixth formers Jake Myers (Belmont, Mass.), Trent Thomas (Nazareth, Pa.), and Colton McMenamin (Collegeville, Pa.) are spearheading this year’s Skate Against Cancer.

Instructor of English Courtney Neese continues to serve as their adviser. 

The group has organized an evening that melds both fun and charity. 

In addition to ice skating to music, attendees may support Stretch the Ride by purchasing t-shirts and

New to this year’s menu is chili – a specialty prepared by James Reifsnyder, Hill instructor of history. 

There also will be a silent auction and raffle for prizes including a limited edition Skate Against Cancer hockey jersey (pictured above right).

"I enjoy watching our students on the ice," said Neese. 

"Seeing them join hands with friends and help each other up after a fall isn't something we get to witness every day," she said. "But equally as important, I love to see our students learning about the importance of community service and philanthropy.”

It is important to note that all participants must wear a knit hat (no baseball hats allowed) or a helmet when on the ice. The Hill School thanks all community members in advance for adhering to this rule.

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