Hockey and Drug Prevention in Los Angeles!

Although there is no NHL season, the hockey fans of Los Angeles got a taste of some great hockey on the 26th of February, 2005, at the Long Beach Sports Arena, home of the Long Beach Ice Dogs hockey team.

Just before the Ice Dogs' game, the Narconon® Miracles hockey team took the ice against the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) Bullets. In addition to celebrating the 39th anniversary of the Narconon program, the purpose of this game was to raise funds for drug prevention activities in Los Angeles County.

The game was very tight (after the second period the score was 3-3) and packed with action. A penalty shot was called against the Bullets but their goalie made a great save. The Miracles finally won the game 7-4. The kids who attended the game received the Narconon drug information booklet "10 Things Your Friends May Not Know About Drugs."

KVMD Channel 23 interviewed Brian Cotter (team captain) about the purpose of the Narconon program. The Narconon program delivers drug prevention and rehabilitation in 39 countries with 120 groups and centers around the world. Drug prevention is a vital community activity if we are to rid the society of this scourge. Working tirelessly on just that, last year the Narconon Drug Prevention Specialists reached over 450,000 kids and adults in schools, organizations, etc.

Post-Game photos

You may ask: "What does hockey have to do with drug prevention?" Well, it's a good way to have some fun while at the same time raising funds for drug education. The attendees got more than they expected from their contribution toward a drug-free Los Angeles! The team will soon be booking a date for their next game.

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