BOSTON, MA -- Coming up on Saturday night in Laconia, NH, the New England Wolves will play host to the Seacoast Spartans at 6:30 pm. The game marks the 8th year of the Wolves annual fundraiser for John Bradley Thompson and The Cure Starts Now Foundation.
As for the shootout competition, this year marks the 7th year of that respective event, and the 3rd consecutive season that Neil Ravin, the Associate Commissioner of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), will participate.
The Cure Starts Now focuses on the 'Homerun Cure' to all cancers by concentrating their research funding efforts on one of the deadliest forms of cancer, DIPG. With over $13.8 million in pediatric brain cancer research funding to date, you can rest assured that 100% of your donation, after credit card processing, will go directly to innovative research. Please join us in funding crucial research to save our youngest of warriors.
The Wolves have held the JBT game since the 2015-16 season, when the Wolves defeated the Vermont Lumberjacks 8-6 in the first ever event. New England raised nearly $5,000.00 for The Cure Starts Now at that game, and it has grown ever since, in large part due to the introduction of the “Not So Mini One-On-One”, a shootout in between periods featuring local heros to raise money for chances to win the coveted JBT Shootout Trophy.
To date, the JBT game has raised $100,000 for The Cure Starts Now foundation, all in the memory of John Bradley Thompson, a local Gilford, NH boy who endured a courageous battle with DIPG, an inoperable form of Brain Cancer.
Please click the link below if you're interested in donating to this tremendous cause, and be sure to watch Ravin participate in this year's shootout competition.