World-renowned figure skaters are set to take the ice in a benefit exhibition to support CARE House of Oakland County on Saturday, March 6 at Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Skaters will perform various ice dancing routines and children currently undergoing treatment at CARE House will have a chance to skate with the professionals at the end of the night.
A guest appearance by 2010 Winter Olympics ice dancing silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White is also scheduled.
The event is open to the public and admission cost is donation- only, with all proceeds benefiting CARE House of Oakland County, an organization that serves the immediate needs of neglected and abused children in Oakland County.
Scheduled to skate include:
Jeremy Abbott, 2009 & 2010 US Men’s Champion and 2010 United States Winter Olympic Team member
Alissa Czisny, 2009 Ladies Champion
Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, 2010 Canadian Ice Dance Bronze Medalists
Saturday, March 6, 2009
Exhibition scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Detroit Skating Club
888 Denison Ct., Bloomfield Hills
CARE House recently announced a capital campaign that will raise funds to build a new facility for the 33 year-old organization. The CARE House Campaign For Kids will raise $4 million to build a 14,000 square-foot building and replace the existing 6,500 square foot building in Pontiac, Mich.
CARE House needs a new facility to match the demand for its services in the community, which is growing at a steady rate, creating an urgent need for increased intervention and therapeutic services, as well as advocacy and prevention programs.