Aug. 3, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS – Ahead of Saturday’s Defending The Blue Line’s NHL Players Charity Game at Ridder Arena, Minnesota assistant coach Grant Potulny has announced that his Potulny Camps will donate four roster slots to this month’s youth camps to the non-profit organization.
“We’ve developed a great relationship with Defending The Blue Line over the last year, and our entire program has really bought into their efforts to provide hockey opportunities for military families,” Potulny said. “Defending The Blue Line is really doing a great service for military families, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
Potulny, who will serve as a coach during Saturday’s charity game, opens the fourth year of Potulny Camps on Monday, Aug. 3 with a five-day camp for mites followed by a five-day camp for squirts starting on Monday, Aug. 12. Potulny Camps has donated two camp slots to each age group this season to Defending The Blue Line. Both camp sections include approximately 10 hours of on-ice training as well as classroom and off-ice instruction from an experienced staff of professionals and current and former Gopher hockey players including Paul Martin, Ryan Potulny, Thomas Vanek, Blake Wheeler and Keith Ballard.
"Defending The Blue Line is extremely thankful for the generosity of coach Potulny to our program. We are honored to have him coaching Team USA at our charity hockey game this Saturday at Ridder Arena, and humbled by his generous donation of camp slots for military kids at his outstanding clinic,” Shane Hudella, the founder and president of Defending the Blue Line, said. Coach Potulny, and the entire Gopher hockey program are making a big difference for military families, and it is truly appreciated.”
To learn more about Potulny Camps , visit PotulnyHockey.com.
To learn more about Defending The Blue Line, visit DefendingTheBlueLine.org.
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