Bubbleball Hockey Tournament to Benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care

(L to R): Renee Moulton and Shauna Anderson of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care try on the bubble balls that tournament participants will wear in the fun-filled event on June 10.

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Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care

Bubbleball hockey is coming to Jamestown! The Northwest Arena will play host to the area’s first Bubbleball Hockey Tournament on Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care.

Bubbleball sports are a new and entertaining phenomenon that is gaining popularity throughout the United States. Participants on each bubbleball hockey team wear large, transparent inflatable plastic bubbles while they play, making movement on the ice much more fun and interesting as players bump into each other and bounce around the rink. The event is sure to be popular for participants and spectators alike.

The fee to register is $100 per team. Registration for the tournament is limited to 32 teams of five to seven players, and is available on a first come/first serve basis. Online registration information, packets and sponsor sheets are available online at www.chpc.care. Completed registration packets can be mailed or brought to the Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care offices at 20 W. Fairmount Ave, Lakewood, NY 14750.

Prizes will be given for the first, second and third place teams, as well as for the most creative team name and best team T-shirt design. The team raising the most sponsorship contributions for CHPC (over $100.00) will win a prize package valued over $100.00.

The tournament will be organized in a double elimination format ensuring that each team will play at least two games. For games ending in a tied score, the winning team will be the one raising the most sponsorship. No experience is necessary for participants.

For more information about the tournament, visit www.CHPC.care. Questions about the tournament should be directed to BJ Buonaiuto, CHPC Events Coordinator, at bjb@chpc.care or (716) 338-0033.

The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide end of life education and care in Chautauqua County. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit www.chpc.care or call (716) 338-0033.