On Saturday, the annual “Matt Clark Charity Shield” Ice Hockey game was held at Macquarie Ice Rink to raise funds for The Leukaemia Foundation in memory of Matt Clark a local ice hockey player who at the age of 18 lost his battle with Leukaemia.
For over 20 years, the event has been part of the Sydney Ice Hockey calendar to raise money from ticket sales and donations to support the vision and mission of The Leukaemia Foundation.
“Our fundraising goal this year is $5,000 and we are well on our way to beat that!” says old teammate of Matt Clark and charity match organiser, Mark Gibson.
Matt Clark was a young Ice Hockey player from Mona Vale that lost his battle with Leukaemia in 1995. Since then, the local Ice Hockey community has banded together each year to do their bit to honour Matt’s legacy.
Prior to the puck dropping at the start of the match, Mark Gibson from COVERED. joined Macquarie Ice Rink owner, Dr Frank Gregg on the ice to present a donation of $750 to The Leukaemia Foundation.
“We look forward to announcing the final fundraising total in the very near future”, says Gibson.
“Until then, donations can still be made to the worthy cause”.
Matt Clark Shield Charity Ice Hockey Game
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