The University of Akron’s ice hockey team is taking their stance on bullying. In a day in age where bullying is at an all-time high the team is fighting back. They are sticking up for those who have been bullied and trying to give them happy memories.  On Saturday  October 6th the UofA hockey squad is going to have Hope Holcomb as their Honorary Puck Dropper. Hope is a beautiful 10 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy. Unfortunately this lovely little girl has been experiencing some ugly actions. As if riding the bus home from school isn’t bad enough Hope has been getting teased because she has Cerebral Palsy. To make matters even worse a father picking up his son from the bus stop has joined in on the bullying by mocking Hope. Stories like these make me sad but what the UofA hockey team plans on doing makes my soul smile. The team posted this on their Facebook page earlier this week :

We are going to make this little angel SMILE again! This Saturday Hope is going to Eric N Popovich Bella Sera and Pizzeria and Ristorante for a Pizza Party with her FRIENDS and Family at 12:00pm then she is going to come up to Center Ice Sports Complex and she will be our Honorary Puck Dropper for Saturday afternoon game at 4:05pm. It will be the University of Akron Hockey Team vs John Carrol University! I am asking everyone to PLEASE come and so your support for this little Angel! I just want to show Hope its ok we are all here for you!!! 

These men make me proud to say I went to the University of Akron.  So please come on out to the Center Ice Sports Complex on Saturday and take a stand against bullying.  Show Hope Holcomb and all those who have been bullied that you stand with them. It’s time to put the “Fear of the Roo” into bullies.
Who: University of Akron vs John Carroll
When: Saturday October 6th 2012 at 4:05 pm
Cost: Tickets: $5
             Getting to make a bullied child smile again: PRICELESS
Where: Center Ice Sports Complex
                Directions from the University of Akron:
                 1. Route 8s
                 2. Merge onto I-77 s
                 3.  Exit 112 SHUFFEL ST
                 4. Turn LEFT onto SHUFFEL ST NW
                 5. Turn RIGHT onto PORT JACKSON AVE NW
                 6. Destination on your left
              Directions from John Carroll
                 1. Take I-271 s / Us- 422 E
                 2. Continue to follow 271 south
                 3. exit 18A OHIO 8 SOUTH towards Boston Heights/Akron THIS EXIT IS ON THE LEFT!
                 4. Merge onto 77south
                 5. exit 112 SHUFFEL STREET
                 6. turn LEFT onto SHUFFEL ST NW
                7. turn RIGHT onto PORT JACKSON AVE NW
                8.  Destination on your left
I hope to hear this event sells out. 
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