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Congressional Hockey Caucus briefing on Capitol Hill

Thursday, 02.23.2012 / 9:19 AM / Hockey is for Everyone

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Congressional Hockey Caucus briefing on Capitol Hill
WHO:
Gary Bettman, NHL commissioner
Ted Leonsis, chairman and owner, Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Washington Capitals
Dave Ogrean, executive director, USA Hockey & USA Hockey Foundation
Luke Russert, congressional correspondent, NBC News
Ed Snider, chairman and founder, Comcast-Spectacor & Philadelphia Flyers
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President  & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Congressional Hockey Caucus Co-Chairs
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA)
Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)
 
WHAT:
The Congressional Hockey Caucus (CHC) briefing, hosted by caucus co-chair Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), will focus on the positive impact community-based hockey programs have on the development of essential life skills, character and academic success.

NBC News congressional correspondent Luke Russert will moderate a panel discussion regarding grassroots youth hockey initiatives, cutting-edge curriculum and supplemental educational programming designed to build character and academic skills for at-risk inner-city youngsters.

The NHL and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund will also make a special announcement during the event.

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:
Room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. 

MEDIA RSVP:
Members of the media who wish to cover the event should contact Maureen Keith at Maureen.Keith@mail.house.gov.

IMAGES:

Still images of the briefing will be available to media on www.gettyimages.com.

CONTACTS:
Maureen Keith/Rep. Patrick Meehan's Office: Maureen.Keith@mail.house.gov
Robert Wooley/NHL: rwooley@nhl.com
Hallema  Sharif Clyburn/Thurgood Marshall College Fund: hallema.clyburn@tmcfund.org

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