July 23rd is the day!
We hit the ice at noon, at Johnny's IceHouse West for a 3v3 hockey tournament, featuring four co-ed teams of mixed skill level. All players will register as free agents, so come prepared to make some new friends, and some great memories! Throughout the 4 game tourney, we’ll have live music from the Lakeside Pride Freedom Marching Band, as well as food, drinks, and good times. The cost to register as a player is $75, which will include 2 games, a jersey, and a raffle ticket. More importantly, the proceeds from your entry fee will go directly to You Can Play. Player registration will open on June 1st, and close as soon as we're full!
Because glitter isn’t allowed on the ice, we’ll be moving the Puck & Grind Cup celebration to Lincoln Tap Room once the winners are crowned! Starting at 8:00pm, we will be hosting our burlesque show which will feature some of Chicago's finest ecdysiasts before. The show is FREE, but for $40 you can purchase a wristband good for 4 hours of unlimited well drinks (again, proceeds to You Can Play). We'll also be hosting a raffle filled with awesome hockey and burlesque prizes!
Why are we doing all this? Aside from celebrating some badass hockey players and burlesque performers we're raising money for You Can Play, a non-profit organization working to help make sports a safe and inclusive space for LGBT athletes.