The 3rd annual Mad City Pond Hockey Championships will take place January 22-24, 2016 with rain-out dates of January 29-31, 2016. The event will be at a new and even better venue - Esser Pond in Middleton, WI (On Madison's west-side about 100ft from the Madison City Line). This location has better parking - hotels that you can walk to from the pond - and it is right off the beltline! Registration for the 2016 Mad City Pond Hockey Championships will open at 10am CDT on Wednesday July 29, 2015. The registration will be handled online at www.madcitypondhockey.com.
March 18, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mad City Pond Hockey makes Sizeable Donation to UW Carbone Cancer Center
Money donated to be used for pancreatic cancer research
(MADISON, WI) – Organizers of the Mad City Pond Hockey Championships are pleased to announce that they have made a $3307 donation to the UW Carbone Cancer Center. The three-day tournament raised money for pancreatic cancer research through sports gear and memorabilia raffle items and a silent auction. The Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) has worked with the Mad City Pond Hockey Championships for the past two years to assist with promoting the event to the community and sports media as well as helping with housing attendees and other visitor needs. Event founders chose to raise money for the UW Carbone Cancer Center to honor their friend and longtime hockey coach Gene Tempel, whose wife Becky passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2012. Gene Tempel is also on the Pancreatic Task Force at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
“Supporting the UW Carbone Cancer Center has always been a key part of the Mad City Pond Hockey Championships,” said event co-founder Brad Mastenbrook. “We are humbled to be able to help such an important organization in Becky Tempel’s honor. Our plan is to continue raising money for pancreatic cancer research for years to come,” Mastenbrook added.
“We are honored to support the Mad City Pond Hockey Championships. A key principle of our organization is to give back to the community,” said Deb Archer, President & CEO of the Madison Area Sports Commission. “Whether it is through our Youth Grant program or by supporting events like these, when we can help out a great sporting event that benefits our community, everybody wins,” added Archer.
The 2015 Mad City Pond Hockey Championships took place January 23-25 at Vilas Park Lagoon on Madison’s near west side. The three-day event drew nearly 60 teams. The Mad City Pond Hockey Championships began in 2014. Last year’s event raised $2,000 for Pancreatic Cancer research. For more information, visit www.madcitypondhockey.com.
The Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) is the greater Madison area's official sports marketing organization. Launched by the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2010, MASC is charged with elevating the recognition and awareness of the impact of sports tourism on the regional economy while serving the unique needs of the sports tourism business. For more information on the Youth Grant program, please visit www.madisonsports.org/youthgrant.
L to R: Paul Parisi, Mad City Pond Hockey Championships; Brandon Holstein, Madison Area Sports Commission; James Listug, UW Carbone Cancer Center; Gene Tempel, UW Carbone Cancer Center; Rich Kerns, Mad City Pond Hockey Championships; Kim Hadden, Mad City Pond Hockey Championships; Brad Mastenbrook, Mad City Pond Hockey Championships; Terry Parisi, Mad City Pond Hockey Championships; Erica Rykal, Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau; Johnny Parisi, Mad City Pond Hockey Championships; Luke Parisi, Mad City Pond Hockey Championships
A BIG THANK YOU to the Madison Fire Department and the Madison Police Department for playing in the Mad City Pond Hockey Championships featured game! An even BIGGER THANK YOU to both Departments for everything that you do for us and the City of Madison!
Madison Fire Department vs. Madison Police Department - 2015
We want to thank all of the 2015 team participants of the Mad City Pond Hockey Championships. With your participation in this event we were able to give $3,307.00 to the UW Carbone Cancer Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research. (See our pic on our charity tab)
You were the driving force behind that donation!!!
Mad City Pond Hockey Championships
Bronze Co-Ed 2015 Champs - The Weggies
Silver 40+ 2015 Champs - Uncontrollable Urge
Bronze 18+ 2015 Champs - PV All-Stars
Gold 18+ 2015 Champs - Will's Northwoods Inn
Silver 30+ 2015 Champs - Pooley's
Bronze 30+ Champs - Crew of 99
Silver 18+ Champs - Goon Squad
Big-time thank you to Gene Temple for all his hard work and dedication
Gene is a long-time High School Hockey Coach who is well-repected --- This one's for you!
Thank you to these individuals - without them - we wouldn't have had the success that we did --- These three guys worked their tails off
The 1st annual Mad City Pond Hockey Championships was a great success! We had 57 teams competing in six divisions over three days. The teams played 149 games on seven different rinks.
The event boasts outdoor boom lighting so games are played at night as well - bringing you back to your childhood where you were out playing on the pond until bedtime, and the rinks had 2x4 boards to keep the puck from going into the snowbank.
The 2014 Mad City Pond Hockey Championships were able to give $2,000 to the UW Carbone Cancer Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research, which makes all of us proud.
This year we will be bigger and better, having a tent for the players to change and store their gear, and a tent which will have food, beer, tournament information, and Auctions/Raffles. In 2015, the Championships will again have boom lighting and boards for each rink to make this pond hockey tournament unique.
The 2015 Mad City Pond Hockey Championships will raise money for the UW Carbone Cancer Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research by way of a hockey/football/golf memorabilia auction as well as raffles. All of the money generated from the auction and raffles will go to the UW Carbone Cancer Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research.