Monday, February 19th, 2018, was a great day to spend at the rink. On Presidents Day, 128 hockey playing kiddos took to the ice at Enfield Twin Rinks (ETR) for the first annual Jacob Roger Poulin 3v3 Hockey Jamboree, accompanied by many friends and family who attended the Open Skate as well.
The skaters, between ages six to ten years old, played a 3v3 style jamboree. Donning their jamboree jerseys emblazoned with the number 4 and POULIN across their backs, the little hockey players played their hardest for bragging rights and a jamboree medal that matched their jersey. It was an exciting and unique event as the kids got to play three fast-paced games, just under 10 minutes in length each, and then switch over to skating with their friends and family at the Open Skate.
The idea for the event all started when Grace Love, who is best friends with Jacob’s cousin Julia Nicolescu, suggested an Open Skate to her mother Kelly. While talking about what this event could look like, the 3v3 Jamboree and Open Skate idea was born. From that moment on, Kelly Love, Casey Reynolds, the 2008 CT Junior Huskies, and many of their friends and family organized and executed one of the largest fundraising events the Jacob Roger Poulin Foundation has benefitted from to date! With the jamboree, open skate, raffle, general donations, silent auction of an outdoor rink (thank you Kathy McGrail Family and Savol!), bake sale, and our amazing sponsors (listed below), this event raised $10,007.49! INCREDIBLE! We were just under $10,000 when a generous family on the 2008 CT Junior Huskies donated the remaining amount to put us over the top! There is nothing like the family you are joined with when you are part of the hockey community!
An extremely large thank you to Kelly Love and Casey Reynolds for conceptualizing, organizing, and being the glue that held together this entire event! An equally large thank you to Carol Lessard and the owners of ETR; without Carol’s direction and support, and the generous donation of the ice time by the owner’s of ETR, this event would not have been possible. Thank you to the E.O. Smith Bucks players for refereeing a good portion of the games, as well as to all of the other volunteers that made this event run so smoothly. Finally, a ginormous thank you to all the players and families that attended the first annual JRP 3v3 Jamboree and Open Skate! Your faith and support in this event made it all possible. We are so very blessed to be a part of such an amazing community and can’t wait to make J4cob’s Park a reality.
Thank you to our sponsors, listed below!
Squirt Level Sponsor
Awards and More * 2008 CT Junior Huskies
Mite Major Level Sponsor
Medical Psychology Associates, LLC * Discovery Zone Learning Center * Employee Family Protection, Inc. * USA Ninja Challenge * Enfield Twin Rinks * SpaceFitters * Charlie Moore, The Mad Fisherman * United Steel * Real Life Ninja Academy
Mite Minor Level Sponsor
Club Fitness * The Biron Family
We hope you will partner with us again in the future as we make J4cob’s Park become a reality. Thank you all for making this event such a wonderful success!
Check out the awesome coverage by Caroline Powers of WFSB Channel 3 Eye Witness News here!
Date: Monday, February 19th, 2018
(Open Skate: 10:00am-12:00pm)
Place: Enfield Twin Rinks
1 Prior Road, Enfield, CT
Join the JRPF on February 19th, 2018 for our 1st annual 3v3 Hockey Jamboree and Open Skate! The Jamboree will be for birth years 2010, 2009, and 2008, while the Open Skate is for everyone! The event will begin at 10 a.m., but please be at the rink 30 minutes early to the receive your jersey and game time slots. The entry fee for the Jamboree is $30 a player and for the open skate is $10 per person. Rentals will be available for the Open Skate and tickets can be purchased at the door, so bring the whole family, bring the whole neighborhood! All funds raised will go to the Jacob Roger Poulin Foundation and will help with building J4cob's Park in Ellington.
Open to everyone!
Rentals available for a fee
$10 per person, collected at the door
Jamboree (registration closes 1/29)
3+ person teams (co-ed teams acceptable)
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 birth years
Minimum of 3 seven minute games per team
Each player receives a Jamboree jersey
$30 per player
To register and purchase your 3v3 tickets click here.
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