For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Blue Line Club is a group of hockey enthusiasts whose common goal is to promote the sport of ice hockey and help fund both the boys and girls high school hockey teams.
This year marks the 12th annual Hockey Unlimited event. Through this fundraiser the Blue Line Club raises money for things that the high school might not have the funds for such as:
—Game and practice jerseys, warmup suits, and game socks.
—Goalie equipment as well as hockey bags.
—Digital video equipment and TVs for both boys and girls locker rooms.
—Rink cameras to video record games and practices.
—Programs, schedules, and team photo posters.
—Bus upgrades and postgame food for long distance trips.
—Tournament fees, hotels, and food for out of town tournaments.
—Summer ice practices and camps.
—Locker room updates and dry land training equipment.
—Scholarships to Tiger graduates totaling $4,000 annually.
The Blue Line Club also works with in conjunction with Marshfield Youth Hockey on shared rink expenses such as improvements to the hockey rink’s sound system, heaters for the bleachers, scoreboards, the center ice logo, and other improvements that benefit all ages of hockey players.
This year’s Hockey Unlimited Dance and Auction is being held Saturday, Nov. 14, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Holiday Inn in Marshfield. Tickets are $35 at the door. Advance tickets cost $30 and can be purchased at RE/MAX, Creative Paint & Decorating, or Scotty’s Pizza & Chicken. Ticket price includes free beer, soda, and appetizers. Music will start at 7:30 p.m. and be provided by local band Whoz Playing.
Live and silent auctions will feature a wide variety of packages and prizes. Some live auction items this year include a Lake Michigan fishing trip plus accommodations for six, a custom-made bar-height table with stools, a freezer filled with meat products, one pizza a week for a year, a 50-inch television, and more.