On Friday, January 25, 2019, The Hill boys’ ice hockey team will host its second-annual Pottstown Police Athletic League (PAL) Night during the team’s game against the Albany Academy Cadets. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. at The Hill School’s Hall/Eccleston Arena. Admission is free.
The event is organized and run by Hill Hockey Helps, a community service-themed group comprised of players from The Hill’s boys’ and girls’ ice hockey teams. The game is a component of the group’s yearlong fundraiser, from which all monies raised benefit the Pottstown PAL dek hockey organization. Throughout the year, the Hill teams run a “Goal-a-thon” fundraiser in which people may pledge a certain amount of money for each goal Hill scores throughout the season. Goal-a-thon sign-up sheets will be available during Friday’s game for anyone who is interested in participating. There will be additional fundraising opportunities during Friday’s game:
- A donation jar will be placed inside the rink entrance.
- There will be a raffle for a specially designed PAL Night Hill hockey jersey.
- Hill Hockey Helps t-shirts will be available for purchase.
- Little Italy Pizzeria has donated 15 pizzas for the game. Pizza will be sold for $2 per-slice, with all sales being contributed to the PAL.
This is the second year in which Hill Hockey Helps has partnered with the Pottstown PAL dek hockey group. Dek hockey is similar to street hockey, played on a macadam surface with a ball rather than a puck, and players wear sneakers instead of skates. Many of the younger PAL’s dek hockey players also play ice hockey locally for the Pottstown Penguins, the organization with whom Hill Hockey Helps partnered in its inaugural season. During the fall and spring – the seasons in which dek hockey is played – Hill Hockey Helps runs free skills clinics for all participants.
Learn more about the Pottstown PAL dek hockey league