Fitchburg State Will Host Hockey Night to Benefit ALS Association
FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg State University men’s hockey team will take the ice against Plymouth State for the Glenn Roberts Memorial Hockey Game at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, to raise funds for the ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter and the Glenn Roberts Memorial Scholarship at Fitchburg High School. The game will be played at the Wallace Civic Center.
Glenn Roberts died in 2013 at age 49 after a brave fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Roberts, who worked at Mount Wachusett Community College for more than 20 years, completed a master’s degree in counseling psychology at Fitchburg State in 1992. His wife, Debra Roberts, is a triple-Falcon, completing degrees at Fitchburg State in 1990, 1994 and 2003.
Tickets for the game are $10 and will grant admission to the Fitchburg State and Plymouth State game at 5 p.m. as well as a high school game between Fitchburg/Monty Tech and Lunenburg/Ayer Shirley at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting David Bodah at 781-255-8884. Tickets will also be available at the door. Entry will be free to students with a OneCard.
Glenn’s Friends will also host a free open skate from 7:30 -8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Wallace Civic Center, sponsored by Fidelity Bank. Donations for the ALS Association and memorial scholarship will also be accepted at the open skate. Skaters may bring their own skates or rent skates for $6 per pair. All proceeds from skate rentals will be donated to the cause.