A little while ago, the Dallas Stars hockey family was struck by tragedy when local youth hockey player Travis Stryker and his family were involved in a fatal automobile accident en route to a tournament.
To honor Stryker's memory and raise money to support hockey in Texas, the Dallas Stars Alumni Association will be hosting a hockey tournament after the March 22nd game at the American Airlines Center.
Notable alumni playing at the game include Mike Modano, Joe Nieuwendyk, Jere Lehtinen, Marty Turco, Ed Belfour and more.
Here is the official release:
DALLAS STARS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TO HOLD
INAUGURAL COMMUNITY CHEST HOCKEY GAME
First-ever event to feature Dallas Stars legends alongside Metroplex youth hockey players to benefit the Stryker Family and the North Texas hockey community
FRISCO, Texas - Local area youth hockey players will have the opportunity to play alongside former Dallas Stars by fundraising on behalf of the Community Chest. All youth hockey players who help raise funds for the Community Chest will be eligible to be selected to participate in the game with the Stars alumni.
"Our Dallas Stars Alumni Association is committed to supporting the North Texas hockey community," Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites said. "We have found a unique way to fundraise in support of the Stryker Family and future families who will need monetary support after tragedy or unexpected hardships."
The game will be played in memory of local hockey player, Travis Stryker, who along with his mother and father were killed tragically in a car accident en-route to a hockey tournament. The proceeds from the Community Chest Game will benefit the Stryker Family and will go toward supporting the future needs of the hockey community in Texas. Austin Stryker, Travis' brother, is scheduled to participate in Community Chest Hockey Game.
The Dallas Stars Alumni scheduled to play to play in the game include:
Made up of former Dallas Stars and local NHL alumni, the Dallas Stars Alumni Association (DSAA) uses hockey as a vehicle to serve the local community. As ambassadors of the sport, DSAA members act as role models, support charitable initiatives, and promote the growth of hockey throughout the Texas region.
For more information about fundraising for the opportunity to play in the Community Chest Game or to donate, please visit DallasStars.com/AlumniGame.