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MPHC Supporting Michigan Pond Hockey Sports Charities

12/07/2011, 1:06pm EST
By Olivia Gentile

All proceeds go to MPHSC benefiting families in need

WHITMORE LAKE, Mich. – The Michigan Pond Hockey Classic (MPHC) is a fundraising event for Michigan Pond Hockey Sports Charities non-profit (MPHSC) which provides financial assistance for families in need so their children are able to participate in youth athletic programs. All proceeds from the Michigan Pond Hockey classic are going directly to a fund that will be dispersed to local school districts and hockey associations.

Many school districts are forced to adopt a "pay to participate" fee for school athletic programs. Families that are under a financial hardship can apply for a MPHSC scholarship, and after a review process selected families will be given the opportunity to have their child’s participation fee be paid for or they can use the money for needed equipment.

“Our hope is that the support from the Michigan Pond Hockey Sports Charities will encourage and promote the health and well-being of children through youth athletics. We want children to be encouraged to play sports and stay active and not be discouraged by a price,” MPHSC Vice President, Ed Gentile.

The 2012 MPHC is taking place January 13th-15th on Whitmore Lake in Michigan, promising 3 days of nonstop 4-on-4 hockey action. The games will take place on manicured 75’ x 150’ rinks and will be 30 minutes long with no off-sides, no icing calls and no goalies. This tournament is the largest 4-on-4 pond hockey tournament in Lower Michigan and continues to grow.

Players’ who want to experience this one-of-a-kind event that takes you back to playing on backyard rinks and frozen ponds, are encouraged to act quickly as there are only a few open spots left. You can register online now at Late registration starts December 1st and all registration will close entirely December 11th.

To donate directly the MPHSC and help our young generation stay active please contact Ed Gentile at or visit


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