2016 Face Off!

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Mark your calendars because the dates for next year’s tournament are set! The Middlebury Mystix and Middlebury Otters will be hosting the 2016 Face Off Against Breast Cancer Tournament at the Memorial Sports Center in Middlebury, Vermont on January 30-31, 2016. See you then!!

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2015 Face Off Recap

We had another amazing tournament this year. It was great to see some familiar faces and to meet some new friends. The mission of this tournament sets it apart from other tournaments in that the primary goal is to raise money for breast cancer patients in Vermont. As you may know, our donations go to the Cancer Patient Support Program’s Emergency Fund. CPS provides vitally important services for those in need – everything from helping out with the home energy bills, to providing transportation and lodging for patients in treatment.

This year we raised an incredible $70,000 for breast cancer patients in Vermont. This brings our all-time total raised to just over $500K. Along with player-raised funds, we gathered donations at several other events including a Pink the Rink weekend at Middlebury College, Middlebury Union High School hockey games and our annual tournament party featuring local band The Horse Traders at Two Brothers Tavern & Lounge. Our top individual fundraiser was Cathy Aragi of the Manchester Rusty Blades. That’s two years in a row for Cathy. Way to Go!!! Get all of the details on the 2015 Fundraising page.

This year’s tournament action spanned 2 days and included 11 women’s adult hockey teams from across Vermont. There were three divisions of play plus three Friends & Family games for our supporters to get some time on the ice. Get all of the details on divisional play on the 2015 Game Results page.

Our business sponsors really came through for us again this year. Because of their support, we are able to donate 100% of the player-raised donations directly to CPS. Business sponsorship helps the Otters and Mystix defray tournament expenses like ice rental, referees, and promotion, so that all funds raised can go directly to supporting breast cancer patients. Check out the 2015 Tournament Sponsors page to see who helped out this year and be sure to thank them for their support on your next visit.

Each year we have an amazing group of volunteers that staff the tournament. This year was no different. Our volunteers perform duties such as greeter, ice sweeper, timer, scorekeeper, and game announcer. Without each and every one of them, we wouldn’t be able to put on this incredible two-day event. Thank you!! We also had several folks that went above and beyond to help out. To see the full list check out the 2015 Special Thanks page.


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Food at FOABC


healty-food-fruit-clip-art-2887285The Town of Middlebury Swim Team will be in the warming hut to sell food and drinks from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on both days of the tournament. The following is a list of the types of food they will have:

Bagels, muffins, fruit, energy bars

Macaroni & cheese, chili, baked potatoes, chips, home baked goods and desserts.

Water, sports drinks, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

All items will be for sale individually or you can buy a complete breakfast for $4, or a complete lunch for $5.

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breast-cancer-ribbon$35K?? Are you kidding me?? Outstanding!! The committee is thrilled to see that number continue to climb over the last few weeks. We will be facing off in just 3 short days and, once again, our players have done an amazing job fundraising for our cause, the Cancer Patient Support Program. Great work!!

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10 Days

pink10Wow!! Today we topped $14K in online and reported offline (cash and check) donations! Our players are amazing! Let’s keep it going. I would love to see if we can double that number in the next week.

PLAYERS: if you or any of your teammates are not registered on Crowdrise yet, time for a gentle nudge to get logged in and share your page to your potential donors – we only have 10 days left before Face Off.

Good luck!

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Deal for Donors and Participants

Addison County Independent

Participants and donors to the 2015 Face Off Against Breast Cancer are offered a $5 discount on a one –year subscription to the Addison Independent, our Media Sponsor. (Regular subscription rates are $40 in-state or $52 for out-of-state; senior citizens: $36 in-state, $47 out-of-state.) To redeem, please email lisar@addisonindependent.com with the promo code FACEOFF in the subject line, or call 802.388.4944. Thank you, Addison Independent!

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That’s our total this morning according to what has been collected and entered into Crowdrise. Great work!! The Otters are in the lead right now with $2530 raised so far and The Wicked are not far behind them with $1785. Let’s keep it up – only 16 days until we Face Off!

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New Jerseys!

Last Friday night a bunch of Otters and Mystix got together at the Woodchuck Cider House to show off their new jerseys. Can’t wait to see them on the ice!


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We broke the $5K mark. Huge thanks to our players and donors! We are starting to gain momentum in our fundraising. Let’s keep it going!

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Volunteers Needed!

volunteers neededWe need YOU to make the tournament run smoothly. Volunteering is fun! Descriptions are on the sign-up page and on-the-spot training is available. Players, friends, and family are welcome!

Sign-up Here>> 

Need more info? Contact our volunteer coordinator, Anne Chabot.

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Donate to Our Cause!

Want to make a donation? Visit our Crowdrise event page by clicking below.

Charity Event Fundraising on Crowdrise