Looking to raise funds for a proposed second sheet of ice at the St. Michael-Albertville Ice Arena, the STMA Youth Hockey Associations and Sideline Chic are teaming up for a "Second Sheet Fun Day" fundraiser, set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 26.
Now off of CBS, Boatwright, who did some stints in sports media and has a sports background (her father is a longtime coach), has teamed up with two fellow owners to start Sideline Chic in the Kansas City area.
" My Dad was a coach, my brothers were star athletes, and I was a competitive athlete from the time I was a little girl," Boatrwright said in a bio submitted via Sideline Chic. "I'm a sports nut."
The day will also feature a special skate with the Knights and RiverHawks Bantam and U14 clubs for all skaters under 12, a visit from Minnesota Wild Mascot "Nordy," face painting, a Chuck-A-Puck contest and dozens of give-aways.
Sideline Chic will be selling STMA customized shirts, sweatshirts and more, available for any sport (not just hockey).
"It's an opportunity to get the word out [about the second sheet project] to everyone through an exciting day, and to raise some money toward that ice in the process," said Adam Smiglewski, local business owner and one of the project's organizers. He's also a hockey board member.
STMA Hockey has been tasked with leading the fundraising for a second sheet here in St. Michael-Albertville after lengthy discussions between the hockey board, advisory committee and the three government entities in the area, including both city councils and school board.
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