Bobby Page benefit game at Arena will include former NHL players

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The Bobby Page Memorial Foundation will host a benefit hockey game on Saturday night at 7 at Kennedy Arena with local talent taking to the ice, including four former NHL players.

The foundation has been a supporter of Rome youth hockey over the years and continues to provide opportunities for local area youth. Each year, the Rome Youth Hockey Association honors Page’s memory with a bantam tournament and selects one bantam-aged player to be given the Bobby Page Award.

There is a suggested $5 donation to the foundation for admission to Saturday’s event, and children under 16 get in free. All donations will benefit the Bobby Page Memorial Foundation, allowing it to continue to support the less fortunate youth in the area. There will be basket raffles and 50-50 raffles.

Former NHL players Tim Sestito, Nick Palmieri, Dan Blackburn and Steve Zalewski are among those who will participate in the game.

The Rome Mites will play a mini-game between the second and third periods. Ashley Roberts will sing the national anthem.

The foundation was founded in 2005, and has given an average of $10,000 a year.

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