Hockey rivalry benefits Boys & Girls Club

Oct 30, 2012

Kettering's hockey team will face rivals U-Michigan-Flint at 8 p.m. Friday at Perani Area, competing for the Carburetor Cup traveling trophy. A portion of the ticket sales will support the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint.

Carburetor CupThe hockey teams from the University of Michigan-Flint and Kettering University will face off in a rivalry game this week in what is expected to become a signature event for the two hockey programs. The two teams will be competing for the first “Carburetor Cup” traveling trophy. A portion of the gate fees will go to support partnerships between the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint, UM-Flint and Kettering. 

The hockey match is 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Perani Arena & Event Center in Flint.

"Playing Kettering is always exciting for us," said UM-Flint goaltender Kirk Allen of Swartz Creek. “There is that cross-town rivalry and we get a good turnout. Regardless of how our season or their season is going, it's always an intense game."

Here's the details:
UM-Flint vs. Kettering University
Friday, November 2, 2012
8 p.m.
Perani Arena & Event Center
3501 Lapeer Road
Flint, MI 48503

$5 for adults / $3 for seniors (60 and over)
FREE for children 12 and under / FREE for University of Michigan-Flint students and faculty
The University of Michigan-Flint Office of Alumni Relations will be providing free pizza and soft drinks to UM-Alumni alumni that attend the game.

Partners: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint, University of Michigan-Flint Hockey Team, Kettering University Hockey Team, University of Michigan-Flint Office of Alumni Relations.

About Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint is a positive and safe place for all children, with special attention for those from challenged circumstances, to attend after school and during the summer. It costs only $10 per year for a child to become a member (assistance available), while the actual cost of providing service is about $350 per child. The difference is made up through grants, foundations, individual donors and support from corporate partners. The Boys & Girls Club provides programming to 1,800 local youngsters in five core areas: Sports, Fitness & Recreation, the Arts, Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, and Health & Life Skills.