On Sunday, June 28th, a Camo Gala will be held in Prior Lake, Minnesota that will benefit the charity, Defending The Blue Line. Hockey is typically a very expensive sport to play due to factors such as registration and equipment costs. Defending The Blue Line is a non-profit organization that makes sure that the children of active military personnel are able to afford to play ice hockey if desired. They often help pay for various costs that are required to play hockey, and they will even send military families to professional or collegiate hockey games for free. The charity was founded by active soldiers from Minnesota in 2009, and has since been highly supported by many people, including NHL players, such as Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks (formerly Minnesota Wild). Currently, there are active staff members in fifteen different states who plan various events such as this to benefit the cause.
At the gala, many people will be recognized, and awards such as the “Military Service Member of the Year”, “Military Child of the Year” and “Athlete of the Year” will be given out.
The Camo Gala will be held at 6 p.m. at the Mystic Lake Casino. The organization was able to recruit country star, Kellie Pickler, to do a special performance at the event. Many guest speakers and professional athletes will also be in attendance at the event. The cost is $250 a seat, and all the profits will go to benefit the Defending The Blue Line charity.
If you are interested in more information about the event, or would like to purchase tickets, you can do so here.