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Erik Cole, NHL Players and Former Oswego State Lakers to Play Game July 23rd at SUNY Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena

Oswego, NY - Hockey enthusiasts will get a chance to see Oswego-native Erik Cole and other NHL and former Oswego State Laker hockey players up close and on the ice Saturday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena.

Cole, a Stanley Cup Champion, U.S. Olympian and forward with the NHL Montreal Canadiens, will join former teammates Joe Corvo and Justin Peters, as well as Fulton-native Rob Schremp on the ice to showcase their hockey skills. Former Oswego State Laker Hockey Players Kyle McCutcheon, Brendan McLaughlin, Stephen Mallaro, Kyle Gunn-Taylor, Owen Kelly, and Matt Vashaw, as well as Dream Big Director Kevin Caraccioli and Bauer Hockey representative Tim Parr are also slated to participate.

The NHL Exhibition Game is part of the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf and Hockey Classic slated for this upcoming weekend in Oswego.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Cole to support youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

Admission is a donation of $5.00 per person for adults and children are free. A commemorative Dream Big wrist band will be provided upon entrance, and the admission price includes the NHL Player Exhibition game, Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibit, and The Zambonis concert, as well as a chance to win a game worn 2011 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation NHL Player Autographed Jersey.

“What an incredible weekend we have scheduled at the Campus Center Ice Arena,” said Kevin Caraccioli, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf and Hockey Classic Event Organizer. “Not every day do you get to see Erik and other NHL players skate in person. Well here is a great chance to see them, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Zambonis and some great youth hockey players!”

According to Caraccioli, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation merchandise will also be available for purchase, and concessions stands will be open on Saturday and Sunday at the Campus Center. The Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibit will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the Zambonis will be in concert during the NHL Exhibition Game starting at 7 p.m.

“We really wanted to provide the kids and their families with an ‘all things hockey’ experience over the weekend,” said Cole. “And, I think we really accomplished that this year. “We welcome the community to come out to the Campus Center Ice Arena and support the Dream Big Foundation,” he added.

ERIK COLE

Erik Cole is a native of Oswego, New York and current forward with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is in his tenth NHL season and first with Montreal. Cole was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes as the 71st overall pick in the third round of the 1998 NHL Entry. Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Cole played for Clarkson University and the Cincinnati Cyclones of the IHL. After six years in Carolina, he was traded to Edmonton in July 2008, but re-acquired by Carolina in March 2009 as part of a three-team trade. Cole signed a two-year contract with the Hurricanes in July 2009, and just this past month a 4-year contract with the Canadiens. Cole was a member of the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes and represented the United States at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2005 and 2007 IIHF World Championships. Cole has played in 620 career NHL games and has 184 goals and 206 points during that tenure.

Erik Cole Fast Fact: Erik’s first youth hockey team was the Oswego Sub Shop.

JOE CORVO

Joe Corvo was born in Oak Park, Illinois and was recently acquired by the Boston Bruins. He is in his ninth NHL season and first with Boston. Corvo, a defenseman, began his career in Los Angeles after being drafted by the LA Kings in the fourth-round draft pick (83rd overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. After two years with the Kings, Corvo signed a four-year contract with the Ottawa Senators, before being traded in 2008 to the Carolina Hurricanes. While playing for the Hurricanes Corvo became the third defensemen in Hartford Whalers/Carolina franchise history to record a hat trick. After a brief stint with the Washington Capitols in 2010, Corvo returned to Carolina this past year, before being traded this past month to the Bruins. Corvo has played in 568 career NHL games and has 79 goals and 179 assists.

Joe Corvo Fast Fact: Joe was an outstanding baseball player and attended pro camps with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field and the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park.

ROB SCHREMP

Rob Schremp is a native of Fulton, New York and played this past season for the Atlanta Thrashers (now known as the Winnipeg Jets) and New York Islanders. Schremp grew up in New York and then took his hockey career to Canada. He spent his major junior years in the Ontario Hockey League and then spent his rookie career as a Mississauga Ice Dog. After scoring 26 goals and 74 points, Schremp was named OHL Rookie of the Year in 2003. After a few games in the 2003-2004 season, Schremp became a London Knight and led them to their only Memorial Cup. In 2004 he was a first round pick (25th overall) in the NHL Entry Draft to the Edmonton Oilers. Schremp made his NHL debut during the 2006-07 season against the Minnesota Wild. After playing primarily with the Springfield Falcons during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, he was claimed by the Islanders. Schremp had 10 goals and 12 assists in 45 games this past year before being acquired by Atlanta. Schremp has played in 114 career NHL games and has 20 goals and 34 assists.

Rob Schremp Fast Fact: Schremp scored what was nominated as the “Goal of the Year” in the NHL on January 6, 2010 at Colorado, when he caught a puck, released it from his glove and batted it out of mid-air over Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson.

JUSTIN PETERS

Justin Peters is a native of Blyth, Ontario, Canada and is currently a goalie in the Carolina Hurricane organization. He just completed his second season as the back up goalie to Cam Ward in Carolina. A 2004 Second Round Draft Pick (38th overall) by the Hurricanes, Peters first played in the Ontario Hockey League with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors and the Plymouth Whalers. After being drafted in 2004, he started his professional career in 2006 with the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats, and their ECHL partner Florida Everblades. In 2010, Carolina called up Peters from the River Rats and Peters made his NHL goalie debut against the New York Islanders with a 3-1 win and 34 saves. Peters has played in 21 career NHL games with nine wins and 584 saves.

Justin Peters Fast Fact: Justin played for the Canadian team at the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic, stopping 9 of 11 shots in the second period of Canada’s 10-9 shootout victory.

For more information regarding the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 887-0256, or visit ecdreambig.com.

 

Erik Cole Dream Big Youth Hockey Tourney Set for SUNY Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena

Oswego, NY - The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic will take to the ice July 22-24th at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena, according to Tim Graber, Dream Big Youth Hockey Tournament Coordinator.

The youth hockey event will welcome athletes from throughout Central New York and will officially kick off the Dream Big Weekend. The USA Hockey sanctioned tournament will include Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Sledge/Sled divisions. Each team will play four games over the course of the weekend.

According to Graber, the tournament and teams are filled.

“We’re very excited about the tournament again this year,” said Graber. “It’s great to see the level of hockey talent we have throughout this region and we look forward to some great action.”

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The non-profit organization was created to support youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

In addition to the youth hockey classic and golf tournament, this year’s weekend activities will also include the Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit from Toronto on July 23rd from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Campus Center, as well as an NHL Player Exhibition at 7 p.m. that day, as Cole and many of his NHL friends and teammates take the ice to show off their unique talents. The popular hockey-themed musical group The Zambonis will also perform at the Campus Center during the NHL Player Exhibition.

Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation merchandise will also be available for purchase, and concessions stands will be open on Saturday and Sunday at the Campus Center Ice Rink.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Golf and Hockey Classic is being presented by Pathfinder Bank and Bauer.

Shown pictured from left to right are participants from last year’s hockey tournament including: Marcus Baker, Ryan Bartlett, Lucas Nelson, Spencer Stepien, and Cole Cullinan.

For more information regarding the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 887-0256, or visit ecdreambig.com.

Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Event to Showcase Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibit July 23 at SUNY Oswego Campus Center

The Conn Smythe (Playoff MVP) and Hart Memorial (League MVP) Trophies will be on display with other hockey showcases and interactive games as part of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s traveling exhibit that will be at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit is being brought in from Toronto for the 2011 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Event Weekend. Goalie Tim Thomas of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins is shown pictured with the Conn Smythe for being named this year’s playoff MVP.

Oswego, NY - The Hockey Hall of Fame’s traveling exhibit will make a stop at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center on Saturday, July 23rd as part of the 2011 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, according to Event Organizer Kevin Caraccioli.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The non-profit organization was created to support youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases. This year’s event is slated for July 22-25th.

The Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibit will provide spectators with an interactive and informative showcase of “all things hockey” from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Exhibits from Toronto will be showcased in this unique opportunity for hockey fans of all ages.

Sponsors for the traveling exhibit include: Universal Metal Works/John Sharkey Family and RJ Caruso Accounting.

Admission is a donation of $5.00 per person for adults. Children are free. A commemorative Dream Big wrist band will be provided upon entrance, and the admission price includes the NHL Player Exhibition game and The Zambonis concert, as well as a chance to win a game worn 2011 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation NHL Player Autographed Jersey. Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation merchandise will also be available for purchase, and concessions stands will be open at the Campus Center Ice Rink.

Included in the exhibit will be the Conn Smythe (Playoff MVP) and Hart Memorial Trophies (League MVP), as well as 12 showcases of exhibits ranging from displays on the Original 6 teams, Wayne Gretzky, Team USA, and Greats of the Game, including a goaltender showcase.

Additionally, there will be five interactive games that will test the hockey skills of young and old alike including: Top Shot Hockey, Mini Rink Zone, Super Deker, Gockey, and Box Hockey.

“The Hall of Fame’s exhibit will be a fantastic attraction for fans of all ages,” said Caraccioli. “It will give hockey enthusiasts a chance to view these famous pieces of hockey history up close at the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation venue.”

Sponsors for the Hockey Hall of Fame traveling exhibit include: Universal Metal Works/John Sharkey Family and RJ Caruso Accounting. Shown pictured recently at Universal Metal Works in Fulton are from left to right: Kevin Caraccioli, event organizer; John Sharkey, owner of Universal Metal Works; and Romey Caruso, owner of RJ Caruso Accounting.

“This is a great opportunity for young or old fans and hockey players to learn about the same legends that inspired me when I was growing up playing hockey in Oswego,” added Cole. “Learning more about the history of the sport, while engaging in the interactive games, makes it a very unique experience. This is certainly a fantastic addition to the weekend of events that we have lined up, and I am really looking forward to it.”

The Hockey Hall of Fame was originally founded September 10, 1943 in Kingston, but moved the exhibits and location to Toronto and the Canadian National Exhibition on August 26, 1961. After several decades, the Hall of Fame changed locations within Toronto, to Brookfield Place on June 18, 1993. Within the first year at the new location, the Hall of Fame received over 500,000 guests.

During the 2000-2006 period, the exhibit received a $12 million renovation, as a part of the New Millennium Revitalization Plan, and on September 8, 2009, the Hockey Hall of Fame unveiled the D.K. Seaman Hockey Resource Center, which will serve as the focal point for research in the sport of hockey. The new resource center is committed to education, as well as the planning and development of the Hall of Fame’s fundraising and charitable efforts.

For more information regarding the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 887-0256, or email erikcoledreambig@gmail.com.

Oswego Sub Shop Named Official Lunch Sponsor of The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic

The Oswego Sub Shop will be the official lunch sponsor at this year’s Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic. The Oswego Sub Shop will serve lunch at the turn during the golf tournament on Monday, July 25th. Shown pictured recently at the Oswego Sub Shop are from left to right: Kevin Caraccioli, Dream Big Event Organizer; Bill Greene, Jr, owner of the Oswego Sub Shop; and Tim Graber, Dream Big Committee Member and 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic Coordinator.

Oswego, NY - The Oswego Sub Shop will serve as the “Official Lunch Sponsor” once again this year for the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic, to be held July 25th at the Oswego Country Club, according to Event Organizer Kevin Caraccioli.

“We’re very pleased to have the Oswego Sub Shop join us once again as our lunch sponsor at the golf event,” said Caraccioli. “We always appreciate the support that the Oswego Sub Shop provides this event, and the Greene Family has been a strong part of our community’s hockey family for years.”

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The foundation and this year’s golf/hockey events will benefit youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

The Oswego Sub Shop, established in 1969, is located at 106 West Bridge Street in Oswego and offers a variety of subs, delis, wraps and salads. The restaurant is newly renovated accommodating a new bakery, more seating, and the addition of new menu items including breakfast options.

The restaurant is proud to offer one particular entrée, “The Erik Cole Special” – a Texas Hot Bacon Cheeseburger Sub with everything but tomatoes.

“The Oswego Sub Shop is an icon in Oswego and Central New York and to have them continue to be a part of this event year after year is great,” said Cole. “I am looking forward to seeing Bill and his family at the event, and of course stopping in for the Cheeseburger Special.”

According to Caraccioli, this year’s golf tournament will showcase Cole, as well as other NHL players, national and regional media, and local celebrities. Celebrities committed thus far include: Carolina Hurricane Teammates Joe Corvo and Justin Peters, as well as NHL player and Fulton-native Rob Schremp.

The golf event will be a four-person captain-n-crew format, and corporate teams will receive 18 holes of golf at the Oswego Country Club, golf cart, lunch, cocktail party, dinner, tee and green signage and a gift bag. Individual fees include everything but the tee and green signage. Tickets for the cocktail party and dinner can be purchased separately for $50 per person.

Breakfast, registration and goodie bag pickup, as well as use of the Oswego Country Club Driving Range and Putting Green will be available from 9-11 a.m. Team photos and celebrity introductions will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and live auction starting at 6 p.m.

A light breakfast and coffee for the hockey and golf events will be served, as well as the Oswego Sub Shop lunch at the turn during the golf tournament.

In addition to the traditional golf event, the 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic will return as young regional hockey and sledge hockey players show off their talents at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena on July 22-24.

This year’s weekend activities will also include the Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit from Toronto on July 23rd at the Campus Center, as well as an NHL Player Exhibition that day, as Cole and many of his NHL friends and teammates take the ice to show off their unique talents. In addition, the popular hockey-themed musical group The Zambonis will perform at the Campus Center during the NHL Player Exhibition.

The field of teams for both the 3-on-3 youth hockey classic and golf tournament have been filled according to Caraccioli. For more information on tickets for the dinner/silent auction for Monday evening please contact the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation.

For more information, contact the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation at (315) 887-0256, visit www.ecdreambig.com, the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Facebook page, or email erikcoledreambig@gmail.com.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Assists OMHA with St. Baldrick’s Donation.

Oswego, NY - Carolina Hurricanes forward Erik Cole recently celebrated his 600th game as a National Hockey League player.  Erik began his hockey career as a member of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association. In recognition of that milestone and to show his support for members of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association taking part in this year’s St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser, the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation is donating $600 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

“I am proud to partner with my fellow OMHA hockey players in contributing to such a worthy cause as St. Baldrick’s.  I salute the youth hockey players for their community service and in raising awareness of cancer research for children,” Cole said.

Shown pictured with Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Representative Kevin Caraccioli and his sons Matthew and Jack (standing right) are members of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association.

In previous years, Erik Cole and other members of the Carolina Hurricanes organization have shaved their heads to raise money for this cause.  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation benefits childhood cancer research.  The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization that supports the development of youth hockey programs and provides support for children suffering from cancer and other diseases.

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Pathfinder Bank Named Event Sponsor of 2010 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic

Pathfinder Bank will once again be the event sponsor of the upcoming Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic July 31st – August 2nd in Oswego. Shown promoting the golf tournament and 3-on-3 youth hockey classic, featuring a sled hockey division that will be held over the weekend at the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego. Shown pictured promoting the event are from left to right: Tim Graber, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Event Committee Member; Kevin Caraccioli, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Event Organizer; and Jim Dowd, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at Pathfinder Bank.

OSWEGO, New York – Pathfinder Bank has once again been named the event sponsor of the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic to be held July 31st – August 2nd in Oswego, according to event organizer Kevin Caraccioli.

This marks the fifth year that Pathfinder Bank has been the event’s major sponsor.

“We greatly appreciate Pathfinder Bank’s continued commitment to Erik and the Dream Big Foundation,” said Caraccioli. “We look forward to another great weekend and truly appreciate the ongoing support that Pathfinder Bank provides this event.”

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The non-profit organization was created to support youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

The field of teams for both the 3-on-3 youth hockey classic and golf tournament have been filled according to Caraccioli, but dinner/silent auction tickets for Monday evening are still available.

New to this year’s event will be an additional division in the 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic for Sled Hockey teams. Four teams will compete in the new division.

According to Caraccioli, this year’s golf tournament is once again sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, and will showcase Cole, as well as other NHL players, national and regional media, and local celebrities. Celebrities committed thus far include: Carolina Hurricane Teammates Joe Corvo and Chad LaRose; Carolina Hurricanes Play-by-Play Television Announcer John Forslund, New York Islander and Fulton-native Rob Schrempf; NHL/AHL Player Jesse Boulerice; XM Radio’s “Home Ice” Shawn Levigne and Jamie Shalley; and TK99/105’s Gomez and Dave.

The golf event will be a four-person captain-n-crew format, and corporate teams will receive 18 holes of golf at the Oswego Country Club, golf cart, lunch, cocktail party, dinner, tee and green signage and a gift bag. Individual fees include everything but the tee and green signage. Tickets for the cocktail party and dinner can be purchased separately for $50 per person.

Breakfast, registration and goodie bag pickup, as well as use of the Oswego Country Club Driving Range and Putting Green will be available from 9-11 a.m. Team photos and celebrity introductions will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and live auction starting at 6 p.m.

Tim Horton’s will provide a light breakfast and coffee for both the hockey and golf events, and the Oswego Sub Shop has agreed to serve lunch at the turn during the golf tournament for the sixth straight year.

For more information regarding the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 343-1939, or email erikcoledreambig@gmail.com.

Pathfinder Bank is a New York State chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego, whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  The Bank has seven full-service offices located in Oswego, Fulton, Mexico, Lacona and Central Square.

2010 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Set For This Weekend

Bill Greene, Jr., Tim Graber and Lisa Phillips are shown pictured holding a thank you banner that was presented to Erik Cole by the Oswego Minor Hockey Association at last year’s Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic. The banner is now hanging in his honor at the Crisafulli Ice Rink in Oswego. An Oswego-native and NHL Hockey Player with the Carolina Hurricanes, Cole will be in his hometown this upcoming weekend for his annual fundraising golf tournament and 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic.

OSWEGO, New York – Plans are set for this year’s 2010 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic to be held this upcoming weekend in Oswego, according to Event Organizer Kevin Caraccioli.

The 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic returns once again this year on Saturday, July 31st and Sunday, August 1st at the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego, and the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic will tee off on Monday, August 2nd at the Oswego Country Club.

The field of teams for both the youth hockey classic and golf tournament have been filled according to Caraccioli. Dinner/silent auction tickets for Monday evening are still available.

New to this year’s event will be an additional division in the 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic for Sled Hockey teams. Four teams will compete in the new division.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The non-profit organization was created to support youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

“We’re looking forward to a great upcoming weekend for the Oswego community and the Dream Big Foundation,” said Cole. “We’ve added some additional activities, celebrities, and new corporate partners this year, and appreciate everyone’s support of our annual fundraising effort.”

“We’re especially grateful for the continued support from our event sponsors Pathfinder Bank and Nike/Bauer for their assistance in helping us grow this weekend once again this year,” he added.

NEW SLED HOCKEY DIVISION IN THE 3-ON-3 YOUTH HOCKEY CLASSIC

Four sled (sledge) hockey teams will join the weekend activities in an additional division of the 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic tournament on Saturday, July 31st and Sunday, August 1st at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center.

Sledge hockey, commonly known as sled hockey in the US, was invented in the early 1960’s in Stockholm, Sweden at a rehabilitation center. The sport was designed to allow participants who have a physical disability to play ice hockey and it has grown to be one of the most popular sports in Paralympic Games.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation and Move Along, Inc., a non-profit group based in Liverpool, New York, have partnered to include the sled hockey team division in this year’s hockey tournament. Move Along, Inc., and founder/Oswego-native Greg Callen, provide adaptive recreational opportunities for people who live with physical disabilities in Central New York.

“We’re very excited to add these wonderful and dedicated athletes to our event,” said Cole.

YOUTH HOCKEY CLASSIC

The 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic, which is supported in part by the Oswego Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), is a USA Hockey sanctioned event, and will once again hit the ice for OMHA Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam participants. Each team will play 2 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday.

Complete tournament rules and game schedules are available upon request by contacting Hockey Classic Tournament Coordinator Tim Graber at (315) 591-2906 or by emailing GraberT@aol.com.

All participants will receive team jerseys. The games are free for all spectators to enjoy.

“The Campus Center Ice Arena on the SUNY Oswego Campus will once again provide a great setting for our area hockey players and this community to enjoy some great competition,” Cole said. “We have a wonderful group of participants and coaches involved in the hockey classic, and we’re really looking forward to it.”

GOLF CLASSIC

According to Event Organizer Kevin Caraccioli, this year’s golf tournament is once again sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, and will showcase Cole, as well as other NHL players, national and regional media, and local celebrities. Celebrities committed thus far include: Carolina Hurricane Teammates Joe Corvo and Chad LaRose; Carolina Hurricanes Play-by-Play Television Announcer John Forslund, New York Islander and Fulton-native Rob Schrempf; XM Radio’s “Home Ice” Shawn Levigne and Jamie Shalley; and TK99/105’s Gomez and Dave.

The golf event will be a four-person captain-n-crew format, and corporate teams will receive 18 holes of golf at the Oswego Country Club, golf cart, lunch, cocktail party, dinner, tee and green signage and a gift bag. Individual fees include everything but the tee and green signage. Tickets for the cocktail party and dinner can be purchased separately for $50 per person.

Breakfast, registration and goodie bag pickup, as well as use of the Oswego Country Club Driving Range and Putting Green will be available from 9-11 a.m. Team photos and celebrity introductions will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and live auction starting at 6 p.m.

Tim Horton’s will provide a light breakfast and coffee for both the hockey and golf events, and the Oswego Sub Shop has agreed to serve lunch at the turn during the golf tournament for the sixth straight year.

According to Caraccioli, as in years past there will also be a variety of on course activities, as well as silent auction items and raffle prizes. The Carolina Hurricanes, have figured heavily in this event, as well as the NHL, NHLPA, Nike/Bauer, and local supporters including Pathfinder Bank, the event sponsor.

“We’re really looking forward to a wonderful weekend of hockey, and a great day of golf on Monday,” said Caraccioli, “And, once again thank you to all of the local sponsorship support and volunteers who have stepped up to help with the tournament and its success.”

For more information regarding the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 343-1939, or email erikcoledreambig@gmail.com.

Oswego Sub Shop and Tim Hortons Named “Official Food Sponsors” of Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic

<p>The Oswego Sub Shop and Tim Hortons will be the official food sponsors at this weekend’s Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic. Tim Hortons has agreed to provide a light breakfast and coffee throughout the weekend’s events, and for the fourth straight year, the Oswego Sub Shop will serve lunch at the turn during the golf tournament on Monday. Shown pictured recently at the Oswego Country Club are from left to right: Tim Graber, President, Oswego Minor Hockey Association; Bill Greene, owner of the Oswego Sub Shop; and Jen Catalone, manager of Tim Hortons in Oswego.</p>

The Oswego Sub Shop and Tim Hortons will be the official food sponsors at this weekend’s Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic. Tim Hortons has agreed to provide a light breakfast and coffee throughout the weekend’s events, and for the fourth straight year, the Oswego Sub Shop will serve lunch at the turn during the golf tournament on Monday. Shown pictured recently at the Oswego Country Club are from left to right: Tim Graber, President, Oswego Minor Hockey Association; Bill Greene, owner of the Oswego Sub Shop; and Jen Catalone, manager of Tim Hortons in Oswego.

The Oswego Sub Shop and Tim Hortons will serve as the “Official Food Sponsors” of this year’s Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, to be held August 1-3 in Oswego, according to Event Organizer Kevin Caraccioli.

“We’re very pleased to have the Oswego Sub Shop join us for the 4th consecutive year as our lunch sponsor at the golf event, and our newest corporate partner, Tim Hortons, who will be providing a light breakfast and coffee at both the hockey and golf events,” said Caraccioli.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The foundation and this year’s golf/hockey events will benefit youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

Oswego Sub Shop

“The Oswego Sub Shop and the Greene Family have always been big supporters of Erik, and the local sports community,” Caraccioli added. “And, we’re glad to have them participating with the Dream Big Foundation once again this year.”

The Oswego Sub Shop, established in 1969, is located at 106 West Bridge Street in Oswego and offers a variety of subs, delis, wraps and salads. The restaurant is also presently undergoing a major renovation and expansion of their facility that will accommodate a new bakery, increase seating capacity, and allow for additional menu items, according to Owner Bill Greene, Jr.

Three years ago, the restaurant introduced a new entrée to their menu, “The Erik Cole Special”- a Texas Hot Bacon Cheeseburger Sub with everything but tomatoes.

Tim Hortons

“We’re very pleased to have Tim Hortons join us for the event this year,” said Caraccioli. “Their franchises are strong community advocates throughout the U.S. and Canada, and we are fortunate to have a great partnership with our local franchisee.”

Located at 200 East First Street in Oswego, Tim Hortons’ original chain was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario.  The chain’s focus on top quality, always fresh product, value, great service and community leadership has allowed it to grow into the largest quick service restaurant chain in Canada specializing in always fresh coffee, baked goods and homestyle lunches.

“We greatly appreciate the support of this community, our longstanding sponsors including the Oswego Sub Shop, and our newest partners – Tim Hortons,” said Erik Cole.

According to Caraccioli, the 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic returns to the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd as part of the weekend activities. The event will feature many of the area’s top Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam players, and include 2 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday.

Also, new to this year’s hockey weekend will be a US National Sled Hockey Team Exhibition Game on Sunday, August 2nd from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena.

Members of the USA National Sled Hockey Team will play against a team of former Oswego State Men’s Hockey players. Admission is free of charge, however, donations of $5 per person or $10 per family is suggested to help offset expenses for hosting the sled hockey team.

The event is in conjunction with the Dream Big Foundation and Liverpool-based non-profit Move Along, Inc., who partnered with USA Hockey and Oswego-native Rick Pratt, the New York State Amateur Hockey Association Adult Education Program Coordinator, and an affiliate of the USA Hockey.

Move Along, Inc., and founder/Oswego-native Greg Callen, provide adaptive recreational opportunities for people who live with physical disabilities in Central New York.

The US National Sled Hockey Team just recently announced their 2009-10 team, and will be making a run at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.

This past year’s team captured its first-ever world title at the 2009 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

This year’s golf classic, scheduled for August 3rd at the Oswego Country Club, will showcase Cole, as well as other NHL players, national and regional media, and local celebrities. Celebrities committed thus far include: Carolina Hurricane Teammate Joe Corvo; Dallas Stars Defenseman Andrew Hutchinson; Oswego-native and AHL Worcester Shark T.J. Fox; Carolina Hurricanes Play-by-Play Television Announcer John Forslund, who also works regularly for the NHL on Versus during the playoffs; Ray Maluta, USA National Sled Hockey Team Head Coach; Brian Tatum, Director of Team Operations for the Carolina Hurricanes; and XM Radio’s Shawn Levigne, Producer of XM’s Home Ice “Hockey This Morning” Show.

The event will be a four-person captain-n-crew format and include 18 holes of golf at the Oswego Country Club, golf cart, lunch, cocktail party, dinner and auction.  A number of on-course games will be offered including a Hole-In-One contest sponsored for the fourth year in a row by Burritt Motors.

The field of teams for both the golf tournament and youth hockey classic have been filled according to Caraccioli. Cocktail/dinner/silent auction tickets for Monday evening are still available and can be purchased for $45 per person.

Breakfast, registration and goodie bag pickup, as well as use of the Oswego Country Club Driving Range and Putting Green will be available from 9-11 a.m. Team photos and celebrity introductions will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and live auction starting at 6 p.m.

For more information regarding the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 343-1939 or email register@ecdreambig.com.

Pathfinder Bank Named Event Sponsor of 2009 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic

<p>Pathfinder Bank will once again be the event sponsor of the upcoming Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic August 1-3 in Oswego. Shown promoting the golf classic, 3-on-3 youth hockey classic, and US Paralympic Sled Hockey Team Exhibition that will be held over the weekend at the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego are from left to right: Greg Callen, founder of Move Along, Inc., a non-profit group that partnered with the Dream Big Foundation and USA Hockey to incorporate the sled hockey exhibition into the weekend’s events; Ed Gosek, Oswego State Men’s Hockey Team Head Coach; Chloe Joyce, representing Move Along, Inc.; Kevin Caraccioli, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Event Organizer; and Jim Dowd, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at Pathfinder Bank.</p>

Pathfinder Bank will once again be the event sponsor of the upcoming Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic August 1-3 in Oswego. Shown promoting the golf classic, 3-on-3 youth hockey classic, and US Paralympic Sled Hockey Team Exhibition that will be held over the weekend at the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego are from left to right: Greg Callen, founder of Move Along, Inc., a non-profit group that partnered with the Dream Big Foundation and USA Hockey to incorporate the sled hockey exhibition into the weekend’s events; Ed Gosek, Oswego State Men’s Hockey Team Head Coach; Chloe Joyce, representing Move Along, Inc.; Kevin Caraccioli, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Event Organizer; and Jim Dowd, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at Pathfinder Bank.

Pathfinder Bank has been named the event sponsor of the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic to be held August 1-3 in Oswego, according to event organizer Kevin Caraccioli.

This marks the fourth year that Pathfinder Bank has been the event’s major sponsor.

“We greatly appreciate Pathfinder Bank’s continued commitment to Erik and the Dream Big Foundation,” said Caraccioli. “We look forward to another great weekend and cannot thank Pathfinder Bank enough for the support they provide.”

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The non-profit organization was created to support youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

According to Caraccioli, this year’s golf classic, scheduled for August 3rd at the Oswego Country Club, will showcase Cole, as well as other NHL players, national and regional media, and local celebrities. Celebrities committed thus far include: Carolina Hurricane Teammate Joe Corvo; Dallas Stars Defenseman Andrew Hutchinson; Oswego-native and AHL Worcester Shark T.J. Fox; Carolina Hurricanes Play-by-Play Television Announcer John Forslund, who also works regularly for the NHL on Versus during the playoffs; Ray Maluta, USA National Sled Hockey Team Head Coach; Brian Tatum, Director of Team Operations for the Carolina Hurricanes; and XM Radio’s Shawn Levigne, Producer of XM’s Home Ice “Hockey This Morning” Show.

The event will be a four-person captain-n-crew format and include 18 holes of golf at the Oswego Country Club, golf cart, lunch, cocktail party, dinner and auction.

The field of teams for both the golf tournament and youth hockey classic have been filled according to Caraccioli. Cocktail/dinner/silent auction tickets for Monday evening are still available and can be purchased for $45 per person.

Breakfast, registration and goodie bag pickup, as well as use of the Oswego Country Club Driving Range and Putting Green will be available from 9-11 a.m. Team photos and celebrity introductions will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and live auction starting at 6 p.m.

Tim Horton’s has agreed to provide a light breakfast and coffee, and for the fourth straight year, the Oswego Sub Shop will serve lunch at the turn during the golf tournament.

According to Caraccioli, as in year’s past there will also be a variety of on course activities, as well as silent auction items and raffle prizes. Erik’s team, the Carolina Hurricanes has figured heavily in this event, as well as the NHL, Bauer Hockey, and local supporters including Pathfinder Bank.

In addition to the golf tournament, the 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic returns to the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd as part of the weekend activities. The event will feature many of the area’s top Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam players, and include 2 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday.

Also, new to this year’s hockey weekend will be a US National Sled Hockey Team Exhibition Game on Sunday, August 2nd from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena.

Members of the USA National Sled Hockey Team will play against a team of former Oswego State Men’s Hockey players. Admission is free of charge, however, donations of $5 per person or $10 per family is suggested to help offset expenses for hosting the sled hockey team.

The event is in conjunction with the Dream Big Foundation and Liverpool-based non-profit Move Along, Inc., who partnered with USA Hockey and Oswego-native Rick Pratt, the New York State Amateur Hockey Association Program Coordinator, and an affiliate of the USA Hockey Program.

Move Along, Inc., and founder/Oswego-native Greg Callen, provide adaptive recreational opportunities for people who live with physical disabilities in Central New York.

The USA Paralympic Sled Hockey Team just recently announced their 2009-10 team, and will be making a run at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.

This past year’s team captured its first-ever world title at the 2009 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic. USA player Andy Yohe scored with 11 seconds left in the gold-medal game to secure the win.

Joining head coach Ray Maluta, of Rochester, NY, for the Dream Big Exhibition Game, will be players: Mike Blabac (Buffalo, NY), Chris Manns (Buffalo, NY), Andy Yohe (Bettendorf, Iowa), Brad Emmerson (Amherst, NY), Alexi Salamone (Grand Island, NY), and Adam Page (Lancaster, NY). In addition, Mason Newbold, the Junior National Player for the past 3 years in the Western USA Sled League will be on hand, and Rochester-native Tom Hagerty, the USA Sled Team’s intermediate goal tender, and a member of the Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Organization for the past 10 years. His 2007 Sabres Intermediate Team won the Ontario Sled Hockey League Championship.

“What a great opportunity to see some incredible hockey this weekend,” said Cole. “We appreciate the partnerships with Pathfinder Bank, Bauer Hockey, Oswego Minor Hockey Association, Oswego Blue Line Club, USA Hockey, Rick Pratt, SUNY Oswego, and Move Along, Inc., and hope the community will come out and support these great athletes.”

For more information regarding the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 343-1939 or email register@ecdreambig.com.

Pathfinder Bank is a New York State chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego, whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  The Bank has seven full-service offices located in Oswego, Fulton, Mexico, Lacona and Central Square.

Pathfinder Bank Named Event Sponsor of 2008 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic

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</p>Pathfinder Bank has been named the event sponsor of the upcoming Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic on August 4th, at the Oswego Country Club. Shown pictured with Thomas W. Schneider, president & CEO at Pathfinder Bank (center) are from left to right: Dan Ford, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Organizing Committee Member; and Kevin Caraccioli, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Chairman.

Pathfinder Bank has been named the event sponsor of the upcoming Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic on August 4th, at the Oswego Country Club. Shown pictured with Thomas W. Schneider, president & CEO at Pathfinder Bank (center) are from left to right: Dan Ford, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Organizing Committee Member; and Kevin Caraccioli, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Chairman.

Pathfinder Bank has been named the event sponsor of the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic to be held on August 4th, at the Oswego Country Club, according to event organizer Kevin Caraccioli.

This marks the third year that Pathfinder Bank has been the event’s major sponsor.

“We appreciate the continued support and commitment that Pathfinder Bank has shown Erik, and this annual golf event,” said Caraccioli. “Last year’s tournament was a huge success and Pathfinder Bank’s partnership played a major part in that.”

A new 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic, sponsored by Nike/Bauer, has been added to the weekend, and is slated for Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd at the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The Foundation and this year’s golf/hockey events will benefit youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

According to Caraccioli, this year’s golf tournament will showcase Cole, as well as other NHL players, national and regional media, and local celebrities. Celebrities committed thus far include: Oswego Native TJ Fox, forward for the AHL Worcester Sharks; Carolina Hurricanes Defensemen Joseph Corvo; Chicago Blackhawk Center Kevyn Adams; and New York Rangers Defensemen Andrew Hutchinson.

The event will be a four-person captain-n-crew format. The cost is $1,000 per team, and individuals can participate for $150. Tee & Green sponsorship signs are available for $300.

Team fees include 18 holes of golf at the Oswego Country Club, golf cart, lunch, cocktail party, dinner, tee and green signage and a gift bag. Individual fees include everything but the tee and green signage. Tickets for the cocktail party and dinner can be purchased separately for $45 per person.

Breakfast, registration and goodie bag pickup, as well as use of the Oswego Country Club Driving Range and Putting Green will be available from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Team photos and celebrity introductions will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by an 11:00 a.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and live auction starting at 6:00 p.m.

AT&T has agreed to sponsor this year’s dinner for the event, and the Oswego Sub Shop has agreed to provide lunch at the turn for the 3rd straight year.

Anyone interested in making donations for the silent auction and/or for raffle prizes and/or to request a registration form for the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 447-COLE (2653), or email register@ecdreambig.com.

The field is limited to 36 teams so it is recommended to get registration forms in immediately.

Pathfinder Bank is a New York State chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego, whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  The Bank has seven full-service offices located in Oswego, Fulton, Mexico, Lacona and Central Square.

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