Marvin Sponsors Hockey Game for Disabled Veterans
By Marvin Windows
December 27, 2013
They’ve gone into battle for their country; now they’ll battle on the ice in “Hockeytown, U.S.A.” to raise money for their wounded comrades.
The Minnesota Warriors hockey team will face off Dec. 28 in Warroad against the company team of host Marvin Windows and Doors, which is based in Warroad.
All proceeds from the game will support the Warriors program, which helps wounded, injured, or otherwise disabled veterans of the U.S. armed forces transition back into mainstream life. The Warriors program uses the game of hockey to build camaraderie and a sense of community among disabled veterans, as well as a connection to the community that supports them.
“We’re proud to help the Warriors program, which has done so much for our disabled veterans,” said Berit Griffin, Marvin spokeswoman. “When it comes to aiding our military veterans, we’re all on the same team. We look forward to an exciting game; but the ultimate goal is to raise money to support the Warriors in their vital mission. And what better place for this game than Warroad, which has proudly sent its homegrown players to glory in the Olympic Games and the National Hockey League?”
Minnesota Warriors Hockey thanked Marvin for its support of the program.
“We’re proud to be associated with a great American company like Marvin and a great hockey hotbed like Warroad,” the group said in a statement. “We know that sports can be a road back to full participation in our society for veterans who have suffered and bled for their country. The joys and challenges of athletic competition are a way to help our wounded veterans find new strength.”