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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Milk Producers and The Arizona Frozen and Refrigerated Food Association teamed up for July Ice Cream Month & hosted
"Skate and Scoop to Slap Out Hunger"

In celebration of July Ice Cream Month, The Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Milk Producers and AFRA hosted a fundraiser on Saturday, July 15th at the Desert Schools Coyotes Ice Center in Peoria. More than 700 people poured in for a fun-filled afternoon of free ice skating and all the cream they could eat from some of their favorite vendors like Dryers Grand Ice Cream, Fat Boy Premium Ice Cream, Shamrock Farms, and Blue Bell. 

Fans also had the opportunity to meet Phoenix Coyotes forward Josh Gratton, who was on hand to sign autographed for all guests.

Plus, all in attendance were able to skate the ice rink with the Phoenix Coyotes' beloved mascot, "Howler", the Arizona Milk Producers' mascot, "Daisy", and AFRA's, "Perry the Penguin". All in attendance made a $5 donation or two can goods per person for entry. All proceeds from the event went towards the Coyotes Charities/ Slap Out Hunger organization to benefit The St. Mary's / Westside Food Bank Alliance. Skate rental is not included.



Slap Out Hunger was founded by The Arizona Frozen and Refrigerated Association to help eliminate hunger in our community.  Slap Out Hunger works closely with Valley charities to raise awareness regarding hunger issues in the Valley by creating family fun  events throughout the year to benefit the Phoenix Coyotes Charities and ST. Mary's/Westside Food Bank Alliance.

St. Mary's/Westside Food Bank Alliance is a member of America's Second Harvest, a national network of food banks. The Food Bank was formed with the merging of St. Mary's and Westside Food Banks. As on organization, the Food Bank is working to get more food to more people through its 900 partner agency sites across the state of Arizona. Visit online at for more information.

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