Thursday, February 23, 2006

IceDiggers to hold 1st Annual "Tip-The-Team"

The Alpena IceDiggers are trading in their pads and sticks for aprons and towels for the 1st Annual "Tip-The-Team" Night. The event is to be held Thursday, March 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Twin Acres 19th Hole in Alpena.

This event is going to feature current IceDiggers players as servers, greeters and bus boys.

All "tips" for the evening will be donated to the Alpena Hockey Association to award one youngster the IceDigger Hockey Scholarship and give that recipient the chance to be a part of the Alpena Hockey Association's 2006-07 season.

"This is a great opportunity for the community to come out and see the players outside of their uniforms and in a fun, relaxing environment and enjoy some great food," Alpena coach-GM Kenny Miller said. "It's also a great opportunity to give a possible future IceDigger a chance to play hockey, when he or she maybe had no other chance."

The scholarship will be used to help offset the cost of dues for the Alpena Hockey Association membership.

Any tips given directly to 'Digger players or donated at the door will be used for the scholarship. Players will also be available for pictures and autographs. The 19th Hole will donate 10 percent of all sales back to the IceDiggers scholarship fund to help benefit youth hockey.

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