Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2003

Fund-raisers planned for Andrew Gibb, family

Several fund-raisers for Andrew Gibb, a Juneau resident who suffers from a rare blood disorder, are planned for upcoming weekends.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Nugget Mall, friends and family of Gibb will be collecting money to put towards Gibb's long-term health care.

A fund-raising ice skating event at the Treadwell Arena will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The ice skating event also will serve as a 15th birthday party for Gibb.

On Oct. 26, friends and family have planned a fund-raising dinner and auction at Chapel by the Lake from 5 to 8 p.m.

To contribute to a fund set up to help Andrew's parents, Cheryle and Doug Rice, and pay for health care costs, send donations to the Andrew Gibb Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Juneau, AK, 99801.

Correspondence with Andrew can be sent to Andrew Gibb, Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 5371, Seattle, WA, 98105.

Juneau Adult Hockey looking for officials

The Juneau Adult Hockey Association is looking for individuals who would like to work as off-ice officials for evening games at the Treadwell Arena. Off-ice officials run the scoreboard and fill in the scoresheets during hockey games. Officials will be paid $10 a game.

No hockey experience is required, but interested individuals will have to attend a two-hour USA Hockey training session from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. The training session will provide an introduction to hockey rules, penalties and how to operate the scoreboard.

Once certified, off-ice officials will be able to select the games they would like to work. To register for the training, please call 586-3232.

Individuals interested in being an official, should call Joe at 586-8193.

The Juneau Adult Hockey Association is a nonprofit group dedicated to organizing recreation hockey for Juneau's adults at the Treadwell Arena.

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