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Providence College Women’s Hockey Day on Sunday, September 29!

For a behind-the-scenes look at the best-kept secret in local birthday parties, come to the Providence College Women’s Hockey Day.

Designed to showcase the 2013-2014 team, here you can meet the team and tour the newly renovated Schneider Arena, including the locker rooms.

Especially for young sports plays and fans, meeting the players is a thrill. They are without doubt the most gracious local athletes I’ve ever encountered. Game after game, year after year, they sign autographs and talk to fans after their games.

2013.lapriore.skatingBest of all, you can lace ‘em up and go skating with the team! And it’s all free, including the gift of a pair of tickets to the team’s home opener in October for all attendees.

c_granato_pc_w-1I’ve held two birthday parties here for my daughter, and her friends have loved them. We invited the parents, too, and though the dads have volunteered to attend, the moms have all said, “No way. I’ve done Chuck E. Cheese duty, so I get to go see hockey!”

This event is not just for girls, although they may get a special charge out of it. After all, the only American woman in the Hockey Hall of Fame is Cammi Granato, pride of the Friars. Her hockey card hangs on my bulletin board as an example of grace under pressure, of courage and triumph.

Sunday, September 29 , 2013, noon to 3 p.m., at Schneider Arena on the Providence College campus. RSVP if possible to Laura Veharanta, (401) 865-2346 (phone) or lveharan@friars.providence.edu.

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