Marquette, Michigan was recently recognized as the 2016 winner of the Kraft Hockeyville USA annual competition, competing against hundreds of communities across the nation for improvement support for their local ice arenas.
As part of the celebration, Friends of Lakeview Arena (a 501c3 Foundation) are planning a Hockeyville Gala for Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Over 300 people will enjoy a semi-formal outdoor event at the Downtown Marquette Commons. The Gala will feature an elegant tented atmosphere with a red carpet welcome and dinner serving delicious surf and turf and wonderful deserts by Joe Cake’s sponsored by the Huron Mountain Bakery. Wine and beer included. Guest speakers Brad May – former Buffalo Sabre and Dallas Drake – former NMU Wildcat and Detroit Redwing will present at the event. A live and silent auction will take place, as well as dancing to music performed by Trailer Hitch.
There will be a VIP after party at the 906 Sports Bar, along with other special memorabilia for only those attending the Gala.
The Hockeyville Gala is an important fundraising effort to help support additional improvements needed at Lakeview Arena and to Junior Hockey in the Marquette Community