Eddie Olczyk has always been a pillar throughout the Chicagoland youth hockey community as not only a broadcaster and former player but as a local kid who made it from here. His passion and dedication to the sport has inspired many and now in his fight of his disease he also needs to be inspired and supported by a community he has influenced. During the weekend of February 10th-11 th, Delaney Hockey will gather inspiring well wishes and signatures on an over-sized support card at each of its’ five Chicagoland skills and skating drop-in clinic locations.
Upon completion of the signed card, Delaney Hockey will present the card to Eddie Olczyk to show him our support and the hockey communities support of him along with acknowledging his wish to bring awareness and response to the prevention and fight against colon cancer.
For over a decade, Kevin Delaney and Delaney Hockey have developed and taught the fundamentals of skating and hockey to players of all ages across Chicagoland. By bringing professional development to all levels it often demands a commitment to doing things the right way both on and off the ice. That’s why we are providing this outreach of awareness and compassion towards one of Chicago’s own and fellow Chicago Blackhawks family member, Eddie Olczyk in his fight against colon cancer through a support card to be signed by all of our Delaney Hockey skaters at our weekly skates.
It is Delaney Hockey’s honor to bring compassion, awareness and hope to one of our own. We can bring a lasting positive impression to a tragedy that has affected not only Eddie Olczyk himself, but to others who have and may not have taken the steps to prevent this disease from devastating their lives.
Delaney Hockey drop-ins are on Saturday at Bensenville’s Edge Ice Arena from 7:00am – 8:00am, American Heartland Ice Arena in Lincolnwood from 7:30am – 8:30am and Downers Grove Ice Arena from 4:45pm – 5:45pm. Sunday drop-ins will be at Wilmette Centennial Ice Arena from 6:40am – 7:40am, Mt. Prospect Ice Arena from 6:50am -7:50am and Downers Grove Ice Arena from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
More information and registration can be found at delaneyhockey.com