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Icebreaker Benefit Tournament to benefit the Vermont Farmers Food Center

The Rutland Cutting Edge women's hockey team is pleased to announce their 3rd Annual Rutland Icebreaker Benefit Tournament. The tournament will take place October 13-14 at the Spartan Arena in Rutland. In the first two years the team raised over $6,500 benefiting Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport and the Foley Cancer Center Patient Care Fund at Rutland Regional Medical Center. This year, all proceeds will benefit the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VHFC).

The Vermont Farmers Food Center is a new, nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase access and availability of locally produced food through the development of infrastructure, educational programs and food markets. VHFC plans to establish a food related agricultural center by rehabbing a currently vacant building that will house the Rutland winter farmers market, the Community Cupboard and other food industry providers and serve as an agricultural event center educating the public and promoting the many forms of Vermont agriculture. Rutland Cutting Edge is very pleased to support this amazing new organization.

This tournament will bring hockey teams from throughout New England to our area for an exciting tournament. Please join us at Spartan Arena for an opportunity to participate in our basket raffles, watch some great women's hockey or to learn about our Adult Learn-to-Play hockey program. Donations can be made at the tournament or by mail.
For further information, contact Mary Haskell (amhask@vermontel.com).