The Hockey Foundation raise more than $50k for the Junior Black Sticks at Gala Dinner

The Hockey Foundation has raised more than $50,000 for the Junior Black Sticks Men and Women ahead of the 2013 Junior World Cup at a glitzy gala dinner in Auckland.

Hockey Foundation Chairman Jon Tanner (Credits: Sue Shepherd)

Hockey Foundation Chairman Jon Tanner (Credits: Sue Shepherd)

Over 300 people attended the Craigs Investment Partners Junior Black Sticks Gala Dinner held at the Langham Hotel two weeks ago, and with 34 auction items up for grabs throughout the evening there was incredible support from the hockey community and business leaders.

The generous spirit of the hockey community and the entertainment throughout made it a very special evening.

Junior Black Stick Jared Panchia attended and said it was humbling to meet in person some of the sponsors and the generous individuals that support the teams.

“A lot of the Junior Black Sticks are studying and it is often our parents we rely on for financial support for the various tournaments we attend. It is just awesome that people out there are willing to help and support us – it means a lot,” says Panchia. Continue reading →