Friday, July 9, 2010

Davis Drewiske 3 on 3 Tournament

I feel awful that I haven't posted this earlier. I knew about it a while ago and forgot about it until this morning and saw it posted again on the Buckyville message boards.

Like the picture says, Davis Drewiske is holding a 3 on 3 hockey tournament Saturday and ALL proceeds go to benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of America. If your not familiar with Huntington's, it's a very serious illness that former Badger Jake Dowell's father has. Here is an article done by the CBS National News on the Dowell family back from 2004 on Jake getting tested for Huntington's.

I think it takes a pretty awesome friend of Jake's like Davis Drewiske to put an event on like this to help raise money for Huntingtons. I don't know if it's too late or not to get your kid into the 3 on 3 tournament but it sounds sweet. Each 3 on 3 team will get to play with an NHL hockey player. Players scheduled to attend: Jake Dowell (Chicago Blackhawks), Scott Parse (LA Kings), Robbie Earl (Minnesota Wild), Tom Gilbert (Edmonton Oilers), Adam Burish (Dallas Stars), Brian Elliott (Ottawa Senators), Matt Greene (LA Kings), Peter Herald (LA Kings), as well as obviously Davis Drewiske of the LA Kings.

Even if registration is closed for the tournament, there is still going to be a live band, an auction, a raffle, as well as a food and beer tent. I would encourage anyone that can make it over to Hudson on Saturday to do so. Obviously in addition to meeting some NHL stars and former Badger National Champions, raising money for Huntington's which is a disease that hits so close to home with one of our own former Badger parents should really be cool.