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Cornell University and Colgate University to Play in the Inaugural Courage Classic

Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:00 pm

Ithaca, NY ~Cornell University and Colgate University will play one of their annual hockey games as the Inaugural Courage Classic, dedicated to the children of Camp Good Days.  The Courage Classic will be played on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Lynah Rink on the campus of Cornell University.

 Each team will be assigned three Honorary Coaches, who are all participants in the programs and services at Camp Good Days. The Honorary Coaches, all who have been personally touched by cancer, will attend a practice session with their respective teams, be on the bench for a portion of the practice, lead the team in a chant, and eat a post-practice meal with the team. The Cornell University Honorary Coaches will attend practice on January 20th, 2015 at Lynah Rink. The Colgate University Honorary Coaches will attend practice on January 28th, 2015, at Starr Arena on the campus of Colgate University.

On game night, the Honorary Coaches will join their teams in a VIP area outside the locker room before warm-ups and will be at center ice for a ceremonial puck drop.  The Honorary Coaches and their families will be sitting in reserved seating for the duration of the game.  

"The theme here at Camp Good Days is Where Courage Knows No Boundaries," says Gary Mervis, Chairman & Founder of Camp Good Days.  "We are so excited that Cornell and Colgate have come together to play this game as the Courage Classic, dedicated to our children," added Mervis.

 For information on sponsorship, or to volunteer at the Inaugural Courage Classic, you can call Marcie Kreydt, the Southern Tier Director for Camp Good Days, at 607-266-9180.

 *** Media are welcome to attend the practices, as well as the game. Interview opportunities with campers can be arranged.***