Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ice Skating Benefit for Life

The following is from a friend of mine, Tod Sloan, who is inviting St Andrew's families to participate in an ice skating benefit sponsored by Life Force, Inc.:

Announcing ...The 3rd Annual Christmas Ice Skating Benefit

You are invited to join us for the popular CHRISTMAS ICE SKATING BENEFIT set this year for Saturday, December 1st, from 5:30–8:00 pm. It will be held at the Rockville Ice Arena, 50 Southlawn Ct., Rockville, MD ( This is the same location as last year. There is no charge for admission and we'll have a whole rink to ourselves.

Bring the whole family and if you can’t make it, send the kids! I know there are car pools forming. Non-skaters are welcome. There is a full service restaurant/snack bar/Starbucks, The Village Grill. This will be open and is on the premises. Santa will also be making a visit (but maybe not on skates)! This event will bring new meaning to our rallying cry, skate for your life!

ANY monetary donations will be accepted with ALL proceeds going to our local St. Catherine Laboure Gabriel Project (, Wheaton, MD, 301-946-4815) and local Birthright (, Wheaton, MD, 301-946-3339) and Project Rachel (, 301-982-2008) organizations. Gabriel Project assists women and families facing crisis pregnancies by providing practical, emotional and spiritual support. After the baby is born, they continue to help as long as there is a need and stay in touch their mothers indefinitely. Birthright is an inter-denominational crisis pregnancy center. They give free pregnancy tests, plus non-judgmental and confidential guidance to woman. After a pregnancy test, they do as much follow up, to include material aids, with the woman as she desires. Project Rachel is a post-abortion healing ministry that offers compassionate help to men and women who have experienced emotional and or spiritual pain after abortion. This is available regardless of his or her faith background.

Please respond by November 30th to or (301) 438-8447 with number of skaters in your family or extended family so we can get a head count. Bring your own skates if you have them. Otherwise, skates can be rented at the rink. Ice skate rentals and number of skaters on the ice is limited so please respond and get there on time. Last year, we did max out with the number of skaters on the ice. For now, feel free to send this invite to other friends and family. Our goal is to have as many families as possible. Merry Christmas!

For a family donation whether you skate or not, make check payable to: Life Force Inc.

c/o Mary Sloan, 2307 Pondside Ter, Silver Spring, MD 20906.

Note “Christmas Ice Skating Benefit” in the memo field.


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