The Great Skate for Hunger: Cold Feet, Warm Hearts

Friday, February 08, 2013


Each year thousands of families in Elkhart County struggle to put food on the table. 1 in 4 Elkhart County children and 17% of all our neighbors lack enough food. Over 2,300 households each month seek food help at Church Community Services. These numbers are astounding and continue to grow. This year you can make a difference -- on ice.

What: The Great Skate.

When: 6 pm to midnight Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Skate as much or as little as you want. Bring your own skates or rent skates at the park.

Where: NIBCO Water and Ice Park, downtown Elkhart.

All proceeds of The Great Skate will benefit Church Community Services.

The Elkhart Truth is sponsoring this event.

Admission to The Great Skate is at least $30 in pledges per skater. We encourage you to set up your own fundraising page here on First Giving where your supporters can give. Or print out a pledge log and enlist them offline. Checks should be made out to Church Community Services with "The Great Skate" in the memo line.

The 3 skaters who raise the most money in pledges will win prizes.

IMPORTANT: There is no registration deadline. Register and fundraise here or enlist people offline and bring your pledges to the event.

Register to skate by clicking on "Register" on this page. Then take a few minutes to set up your own fundraising page while you're at it. It's easy. A url will be created that you can share on Facebook, Twitter, etc., to make it easy to enlist your friends as supporters. They can go right to your page to make a pledge. Or they can do so offline.

View or print out an event flyer here.

View or print out an event waiver here.

B on the River will be open for the entirety of the event and joining in the festivities with games, and food & drink specials for skaters and supporters.

NOTE: The Ice Park has skates to rent, but if you have your own, you might want to bring them to guarantee that you get your size.