CHL INTRODUCES HAT TRICKS FOR KIDS
New Program to Raise Money for Children’s Charities
The Central Hockey League (CHL), in conjunction with Infinity Pro Sports, introduced today a new program for the 2008-09 season called ‘Hat Tricks for Kids’. The program, beginning with tonight’s seven Opening Night contests, is presented by Infinity Pro Sports.
Hat Tricks for Kids Link
Throughout the CHL’s 512-game regular season schedule, any hat trick (three goals or more scored by the same player in one game) will generate a $25.00 donation on behalf of Infinity Pro Sports to The Hoffen Foundation. The money will then be distributed to children’s charities throughout the markets of the 16 CHL teams.
“We are excited to be a part of this program with Infinity Pro Sports and The Hoffen Foundation,” said Bob Hoffman, the CHL’s Director of Communications. “Last season, our teams stepped up donating more than 1.3 million dollars to charity and with this program, it the league’s way of putting together a framework to help support our team’s charitable initiatives. Everyone likes watching their team score goals and this way a hat trick will lead directly to dollars being donated to great causes right within our own neighborhoods.”
Fans will also have the chance to donate money to ‘Hat Tricks for Kids’ through the programs webpage accessible through www.centralhockeyleague.com or www.infintyprosports.com. A running total of the number of hat tricks recorded and the number of dollars raised will be kept all season long on the program’s site.
“As Infinity enters its seventh year of being the official web site provider of the CHL, we wanted to do something special!” said Uri Geva, CEO of Infinity Pro Sports. “Through conversation with the leadership of the CHL we realized that together we can make an impact on more than just the fans of the CHL. The Hat Tricks for Kids program is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and funds for children that need support through their hardships.”
About the CHL
The CHL will be entering its 17th season of play this fall, with 16 member teams across nine states. The CHL saw more than 2.3 million fans attend games during the 2007-08 season and has led North American professional ‘AA’ hockey leagues in average attendance for six of the past seven seasons. In 2009, the CHL will welcome Independence, Missouri and Allen, Texas as expansion teams for the 2009-10 season. The CHL’s 16 member teams are dedicated to entertaining fans in the arenas and making the lives of the people in their communities better. During the 2007-08 season, CHL teams donated more than 1.3 million dollars to charities in their particular markets.
The CHL is administered by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Entertainment Corporation (AMEX: GEE), a company engaged in sports management, multi-purpose events and entertainment center and related real estate development, facility and venue management and marketing, and venue ticketing. For more information about the CHL visit the league’s website at www.centralhockeyleague.com.
About Infinity Pro Sports
Infinity Pro Sports™ is a recognizable and credible presence throughout the sports community. A division of UK Advertising, Inc., Infinity Pro Sports has identified and experienced tremendous growth with Minor League Baseball, Hockey, Soccer and Arena Football. It has monitored seasonal trends and patterns for nearly 20 different sports markets, which have lead them to applying their technologically advanced web based software and services to the professional and collegiate sports industries.
Infinity Pro Sports™ corporate and national sales offices are based in College Station, Texas, where they devote their full efforts to the sports industry to create broader opportunities for athletes and sports organizations worldwide. Infinity Pro Sports™ has experienced rapid growth and created a stable client base since its inception.
Infinity's core business is creating and developing web-based solutions including web sites, data based marketing software, online gaming, and real time streaming for use in the sports industry. Infinity strives to become a total web based interactive sports community complete with interactive web sites and real time broadcasting for professional and collegiate sporting events not previously covered by conventional broadcast mediums.
About The Hoffen Foundation
Formed in 2003 by former CHL on-ice official and cancer survivor Tim Zemens with a main focus of assisting children with different diseases, disabilities and socioeconomic challenges by raising money to enhance the ability of existing organizations to provide new programs and ongoing assistance. The assistance may be in the form of toys during the holidays, clothing or educational supplies for the school year, financial assistance for medical facilities and organizations, funding to support outings to stimulate children’s imaginations and opportunity to engage in activities they may not otherwise experience. The name “Hoffen” is German for “hope”.