Fire and Ice -- The Houston “Fire” to Host Charity Hockey Tournament

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The Houston Fire Department has selected The Amos House of Faith as the organization that will benefit from HFD's First Charity Hockey Tournament. Four hockey teams will compete on August 28, 2010 at Space City Ice Station in Friendswood, Texas. Admission to the tournament is free. There will be open skating before the tournament and lots of activities for the whole family.

Houston Fire Department’s hockey team, the Houston Fire, will take the ice on August 28th at Space City Ice Station in Friendswood, Texas. The Fire will compete against three other hockey teams. Chris Hamrick, firefighter/paramedic and captain is the coordinator for the Houston Fire. He says, “We selected The Amos House of Faith as our charity this year not only because of the post burn support they provide to the community, but the work they do for Houston Firefighters as well.”

Paul Kennell, Space City Ice Station General Manager and event sponsor, encourages everyone to come out for open skating from 12:30 to 2:30. There is free admission to the hockey tournament which begins at 3 p.m. There will be raffles of items donated by local businesses, numerous outdoor activities for kids, the Houston Honor Guard, concessions, bar, and calendar signing by the men and women of the Houston Fire Department. Booths are available for $75.00. Promote your product or service while supporting those affected by burn trauma. Space City Ice Station is located at 18150 Gulf Freeway in Friendswood, Texas.

The Amos House of Faith, a non-profit organization, provides support for survivors of burn trauma. The organization needs community involvement to make 2010 the year of a groundbreaking ceremony for a House of Hope for burn survivors and their families. In 2009 The Amos House of Faith received HFD’s Neighborhood Hero Award.

Founder and Executive Director, Justina Page knows just how arduous the road to recovery can be. On March 7, 1999 the Page family (Justina, her husband and six sons) experienced the horror of a house fire. The fire claimed the life of the Page's 22-month old twin son, Amos, and severely injured Justina and the other twin. She knows firsthand the depth of support necessary to heal the physical and emotional trauma and transform a burn patient from a victim to a survivor. Visit http://www.theamoshouseoffaith.org to view the video of the Page family's story entitled "Tragedy to Triumph".

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