Players from around central Ohio gathered at Chiller North in Lewis Center in June for 24 Hours of Hockey for Habitat. The first event of its kind in central Ohio, 44 skaters and six goalies embarked on a full 24 hours of hockey beginning with the first puck drop at 6:30pm on June 16, and continuing unabated until 6:30 on Saturday evening. The event ⎯ and proceeds collected ⎯ will benefit Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio and is intended to bring awareness to Habitat MidOhio’s Veterans Home Build & Repair programs. Former NHL great (and Blue Jackets alum) Jody Shelley will serve as the event’s celebrity referee for the first hour of competition.
The Veterans Build programs are an extension of Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to providing affordable housing solutions to folks in need throughout central Ohio. Veterans Home Build & Repair provides New home opportunities and home repair solutions at an additional discount to U.S. Veterans. Discounts are based on years of service.