THE RINKS- Anaheim ICE and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) have partnered to host the second annual “April Skate” this Sunday, April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. The fundraiser will be held in memory of April Whang, a former long-time Anaheim ICE employee who was tragically killed by a drunk driver in an automobile accident on Feb. 1, 2009. All proceeds from the “April Skate” will benefit MADD Orange County to help continue the fight to stop drunk driving, support the victims of violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
Admission to the “April Skate” will cost $10, which includes skate rentals for a two-hour open skate session. In addition, the event features raffle and silent auctions items such as autographed Anaheim Ducks memorabilia, hockey equipment and gift certificates for hotels within the Anaheim resort area. A deejay will also be on hand to provide music for the fundraiser.
April Whang was a long-time employee of the Ultimate Skate and Hockey Pro Shop, located within Anaheim ICE. A graduate of Sunny Hills High School, April was known for her warm smile and kind spirit. Prior to her passing at the age of 26, Whang had been working at Ultimate Skate and Hockey for three years. A former figure skater, April is survived by her parents, Kyung and Brian Whang, as well as her sister, Kimberly.
THE RINKS - Anaheim ICE is the Official Training Center of the Anaheim Ducks and is located at 300 W. Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805.For more information, call 714-535-RINK or visit www.the-rinks.com