Thanksgiving 2014, we learned that our great friend - Ryan Knight - lost his life, unexpectedly. Ryan was one of the most engaging, fun, kind, and thoughtful people - and we miss him dearly. In his name and his memory, we want to contribute to a cause that meant a great deal to him, his family, and our community - Kenosha youth hockey. We are hosting the Ryan Knight Memorial Hockey Game at the Kenosha Ice Arena (7727 60th Ave, Kenosha, WI) on Saturday, November 26th, 2016. Doors open at 4:00 PM and the puck drops at 5:00 PM.
In the case that you cannot attend this event in person but still want to donate to ths great cause, we ask that you do so here. All donations here and from the actual event will go towards supporting youth hockey in the Kenosha community - specifically: Kenosha Komets "Learn to Skate" (Ignition) and "Learn to Play" (Devo) programs. These progams introduce young children to ice skating and the game of hockey at a very low cost. The "Learn to Skate" program teaches fundamental hockey skills (e.g., skating forward, geting up off the ice unassisted, glide turns, etc.), and once developed, the players can move on to the "Learn to Play" program where they focus on puck possession and in-game skills. These programs and organization were close to Ryan's heart.
Hockey is truly an amazing sport, and exposing kids early on not only develops and grows young hockey players but it creates bonds formed among these players and their families that are life-long, strong, and supportive. That, in itself, is worth exposing your family and children to.
Event Details: Last year we will held a jersey ceremony prior to the hockey game where we presented a memorial jersey to Ryan's father. This year, the Kenosha Komets will be retiring Ryan's number "24". Additionally, we ask that you donate $10 for a never-ending beer cup and $10 for pizza. We will also have fun events going on throughout the evening.
We will close the donations the evening of Monday, November 28th. We are very thankful for all donations and look forward to seeing you at the game.