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Clarkson University Faculty & Staff and Canton-Potsdam Hospital Staff to Face Off in Charity Hockey Game

A team of Clarkson University faculty and staff will play hockey against a team of Canton-Potsdam Hospital staff to benefit the Potsdam Educational Opportunities Fund (PEOF).

green silhouette of hockey playerClarkson and CPH will face off at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, in Cheel Arena. The cost to attend the game is $4 per person, and children under 12 years old get in free.

Edward Brown, clinical systems analyst at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, said the hospital's charity hockey team was created in 2013 with the goal of giving back to the community while having some fun. He said the team's participation in the game against Clarkson gives them an opportunity to do just that.

"PEOF is a wonderful organization that supports our teachers and their educational projects," Brown said. "We are very grateful for the opportunity to participate in Clarkson’s charity event to help improve our wonderful community. We hope to see a lot of families at the game showing their support."

The event also includes a chuck-a-puck contest and a raffle of Clarkson autographed hockey memorabilia.

"The Clarkson Faculty love any excuse to play hockey," Clarkson Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Douglas Bohl said. "When you add in raising money for an organization like PEOF, it's even better. We hope to have lots of fans come to the game to support this great cause. We promise that watching us play hockey will be entertaining."

The PEOF Advisory Committee, representing a broad cross-section of parents, community leaders and concerned citizens, is working in close collaboration with Potsdam Central School teachers and administrators to develop a strong and ongoing system of support for the most creative and successful initiatives that can be provided to Potsdam students. PEOF raises money to support special projects proposed by teachers, staff and students in the Potsdam schools to enrich the education of Potsdam students. The organization has donated $18,000 to PCS in its first three years.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a not-for-profit community healthcare facility. Its core programs in emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, and critical care are supplemented by outpatient health centers in Brasher Falls, Canton, Norfolk, Norwood and Potsdam, N.Y., and by specialist care in over 25 different specialties, including a robust orthopedic surgery and sports medicine program and the Center for Cancer Care. As an affiliate with Gouverneur Hospital in Gouverneur, N.Y., CPH operates within the St. Lawrence Health System, a parent corporation formed to give structure and coherence to the coordination of care in Northern New York.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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