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Skate for a Cure-Fundraising Event

By EHA, 10/22/21, 11:27AM EDT


October 20, 2021

Guilford, Conn.,  - The Elite Hockey Academy is hosting a Skate for a Cure-Friends and Family Skate event to benefit the non-profit organization of Cure Rare Disease and local Branford resident, Max Herzog.  The event will be held on Saturday, November 6th, Northford Ice Pavilion, at 5:45 PM.  Following the Skate, stay and watch the local rivalry and top- ranking game between the Elite Hockey Academy Premier 18U v. Yale Junior Bulldog 18U National teams.  The Skate will raise money to support research needed to develop life-saving-cures, and promises to be an amazing opportunity to come together as a community and organization, to support a local family.

Max is a six-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-a disease in which a gene responsible for regenerating muscles has been compromised, interfering with normal childhood muscle development. Over time, Duchenne patients weaken and eventually lose the ability to walk.  Max will begin gene treatment in 2022.

“We’re super excited and honored to be partners with Elite Hockey Academy for a Skate for a Cure event.  This event as well as Elite Hockey’s continued support and commitment to Cure Rare Disease is helping pave the way to a Cure for Max and all the other families affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy…we can’t thank Elite and the Alden Family enough,” said Jesse Herzog, Max’s dad.

Peter Alden, President of Elite Hockey Academy, is a friend and neighbor of the Herzog family.

"We are honored, as a growing organization, that we are able to host this event,” Alden said in a statement.  “This is just a small way we can give back to the community and support a great cause.” 

About Cure Rare Disease

Cure Rare Disease, based in Boston, is transforming possibilities for people with rare diseases by developing customized therapeutics in time to save lives. Learn more at

About Elite Hockey Academy

Located in Northford, CT, Elite Hockey Academy is the fastest-growing hockey academy on the east coast involving advanced training, high-level competition and educational institutions.  For more information on the Elite Hockey Program and the Elite Hockey Academy, please visit

Event Details

Date of Event Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location:   Northford Ice Pavilion, 24 Fire-Lite Place, Northford, CT

 5:45 pm Friends and Family Skate followed by

7:20 pm Puck Drop by Max Herzog at Elite 18U v. Yale 18U “Gold Out Game"


Admission Fee of $20.00 per adult and $10.00 per child.  Skates and Helmets required.