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03-15-2016

Clarkson University & Potsdam Central School Hockey Game Raises More Than $1,500 for Charity

The Clarkson University "Rocket Scientists" and the Potsdam Central School "Edu-Skaters" raised $1,550 for the Potsdam Educational Opportunities Fund (PEOF) at a charity hockey game this month.

PCS Hockey GameMore than 165 fans gathered in Clarkson's Cheel Arena to watch a team of Clarkson faculty and staff face off against a team of Potsdam Central School teachers, staff and coaches. Potsdam Central School also was supported by a cheerleading squad led by former principal Larry Jenne, who announced the game.

Potsdam Central School came back from a 5-3 deficit to tie up the game 5-5 at the end of the third period. The game went into a shootout with the only goal being scored by Potsdam Central School's Christie Sharlow.

Proceeds of the game will benefit PEOF, a grass roots organization that was initiated in 2012 to provide financial support for K-12 educational activities in the Potsdam Central School District. PEOF is operated through a volunteer advisory committee of supporters and community representatives.

To make a donation, designate your gift to the Potsdam Educational Opportunities Fund annual fund or endowment, and send a check payable to the Northern New York Community Foundation at 120 Washington St., Suite 400, Watertown, NY 13601.

For more information about PEOF, contact Advisory Committee Chair, Devon Shipp at dshipp@clarkson.edu .

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, 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 innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Faculty and staff from Clarkson University and faculty, staff and coaches from Potsdam Central School raised $1,550 for the Potsdam Educational Opportunities Fund at a charity hockey game.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/clarkson-pcs-hockey.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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