Detroit Hockey Association (DHA) will host the Hockey in the Hood VI (HITH 6) tournament from February 12-14, 2010.
HITH is the largest tournament to celebrate diversity in the sport of hockey. This annual event brings over 300 youth to Detroit from various cities throughout MI and across the USA for a weekend of friendship, fun and hockey. “It is unbelievable that we are now in our sixth year” said William McCants, Detroit Hockey Association President, “It is truly a great opportunity for all the kids.”
The Hockey in the Hood weekend begins Friday February 12th with “Outside Classic” games played outdoors at Clark Park in southwest Detroit (1130 Clark Street, Detroit, MI) from 12:00 noon – 6:00 PM. Games will also be played on Saturday at Clark Park and Jack Adams Memorial Arena at the Adams/ Butzel Center (10500 Lyndon, Ave, Detroit Mi 48238). Please see schedule information and more details at http://www.detroithockey.org/hockey-blog.htm
The guest of honor, Mr. Willie O’Ree will be on hand all weekend. O’Ree is the NHL Director of Youth Development and Ambassador for NHL Diversity. He was the first black player in the NHL and broke the color barrier with the Boston Bruins in 1958. O’Ree will present the HITH 6 Championship Trophy the “Willie O’Cup” named in his honor to the winning teams on Sunday afternoon at Jack Adams Arena.
The Detroit Hockey Association thanks all its sponsors and volunteers including the NHL “Hockey is for Everyone” program, the City of Detroit Recreation Department, the Detroit Red Wings, and Wal-Mart.
For more information call DHA Secretary Cynthia Wardlaw at 313-727-7330 or DHA President Will McCants at 313-815-9278
The Detroit Hockey Association (DHA) is an amateur, non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt youth ice hockey organization based at Jack Adams Arena in Detroit, MI. The DHA has focused on building the character of metro Detroit youth for over 30 years. Its motto, “Where goals are achieved, not just scored” guides the association.