Some of the biggest names from Swindon ice hockey’s past and present will be taking part in the Jack O’Donnell Charity Day on August 31st.
The likes of Wayne Fiddes, Robin Davison, Ian Richards and Aaron Nell are just some of the names already confirmed for the event – even “Mr Swindon Ice Hockey” Daryl Lipsey is tipped to make an appearance.
Organiser Ryan Richards has appealed to the general public and local businesses to support the event which raises funds for the Jack O’Donnell Foundation.
Click on the video above to watch Richards’ interview with Your Sport Swindon.
The Jack O’Donnell Foundation was set up following the tragic death of teenage Jack O’Donnell five years ago.
O’Donnell was a talented ice hockey player who had represented Great Britain and just signed a contract with the Swindon Wildcats when his life and career was tragically cut short.
Shortly after his death, the Jack O’Donnell Foundation was set up with the primary aim of giving other children the inspiration and support to reach their potential in sport. The foundation also helps to fund life changing and saving medical treatment for young people.
The day itself will take place at the Link Centre and the entertainment begins at 8am with the under 8s taking to the ice.
At 10am the rest of the Swindon juniors will take to the ice before the crowd get to enjoy a match between the Recreational Wildcats and the Sabertooths.
Swindon’s Under 16 national title winning team will take on an ENL side at 2.15pm before the main event of the day, The EPL v Legends ice hockey match takes place at 5.30pm.
Cost to attend the day is a £6 minimum donation for adults and a £3 minimum donation for children and senior citizens. Family tickets for one adult and two children cost £10 while two adults and two children cost £14.
For more information about the day itself please visit the Jack O’Donnell Charity Day facebook page www.facebook.com/events/1619958408244633/ or the Jack O’Donnell Foundation website www.jodf.org