BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors and former Condors defenseman Kevin Barrett are staging the first-ever Condors Hockey-Thon to fight breast cancer in late March.
The Hockey-Thon will be 27 consecutive hours of hockey to benefit the Link to Life Resource Center.
The activities will begin with the Condors’ home game against the Gwinnett (Ga.) Gladiators March 25. Following the game at the Rabobank Arena, the first squad of the Hockey-Thon will take the ice with a Condors Legends game, featuring former Condors such as Barrett, current Condors assistant coach Paul Willett, Jamie Cooke, Quinn Fair, Brian McCarthy and Glen Mears, among others. They will play at the Rabobank Arena until midnight, when the game will move to the Bakersfield Ice Sports Center.
From midnight to 9 a.m., the adults will participate. Youth hockey will take over from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Then it will move back to the Rabobank Arena until 5 p.m., when celebrities will take the ice until 6 p.m.-right up to pregame warm-ups for the Condors’ March 26 match against Gwinnett.
The event is open to the general hockey-playing public under one condition: all participants must raise $200 in pledges to contribute to the cause.
Anyone interested in participating should attend the informational meeting held by Barrett at the Rabobank Arena Convention Center Potato Room at 7 p.m. today.