Portland Winterhawks to Host Toyota Hockey Family Fest on August 24

**Event Update: Players will be on hand from the end of the Neely Cup until approximately 2 p.m. From 2 – 4 p.m. there will be free skating inside the Winterhawks Skating Center.**

The Portland Winterhawks and your local Toyota dealers are teaming up to celebrate the start of hockey season with the Toyota Hockey Family Fest at the Winterhawks Skating Center in Beaverton on Sunday, August 24.

Hockey fans are invited to the Skating Center to watch the final of the intrasquad Neely Cup training camp tournament that morning from 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Dates and times for the rest of training camp and Neely Cup will be announced in the next week).

Once the game ends, fans can head outside where the parking lot area will be turned into a free family hockey festival, with street hockey, inflatable bounce houses, autographs and photos with Winterhawks players, food and much more. The festival will continue until 4 p.m.

Toyota will also be on site with some of their newest vehicle models and will have Winterhawks prizes to give away.

In addition to celebrating the start of the Winterhawks’ season, the event will also mark the subsequent opening of the Junior Hawks season a few weeks later. As part of the celebration, the Junior Hawks will be holding their popular gear swap at the event.

“We’re excited to partner with Toyota for a second season to support youth hockey initiatives throughout the Portland metro area,” said Portland Winterhawks President Doug Piper. “The Toyota Hockey Family Fest will be a great day of hockey fun for local families.”

Toyota came on board as a prominent sponsor of the Junior Hawks last season, helping provide opportunities for youth throughout Portland and Southwest Washington to play the sport.

The Winterhawks’ merchandise stand will be on hand selling Winterhawks gear, including game-worn jerseys.  Also joining the fun on the 24th will be team mascot Tom-A-Hawk and members of the Rosebuds dance team, with prize giveaways and contests for the whole family.

The Winterhawks Skating Center is located at 9250 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in Beaverton.

Premier Membership season tickets and 20, 12 and 6-game plans for 2014-15 are on sale now. Contact the Winterhawks today at 503-236-HAWK or to guarantee the best seat locations. 

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