Warwick Ice Hockey will hold fundraiser Sunday for local family

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:38

Warwick - The Warwick Ice Hockey Club will be selling bottles of water at the Warwick Farmers Market this Sunday, Aug. 7, to help a local family in need. Catherine Rufrano, one of the organizers of the event, said all proceeds will go to the Kamback family, whose four-year-old son Evan was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January and has had surgery to remove the tumor. He has since undergone several weeks of chemotherapy and will have radiation treatment at Sloan Kettering in Manhattan. “We met the Kamback family during the Fireman’s Carnival and their son Lyle, who is entering the third grade expressed an interest in hockey and they have joined us for our summer ice hockey clinic,” Rufrano said. Lyle and his older sister Nina will be attending Park Avenue Elementary in September. Their parents, Victoria and Lyle Sr., moved their family here from Staten Island a few months ago. “We were all very touched by their story and how amazing this family was, however, our very own Connor Davis, a sophomore at Warwick Valley High School, has decided to do something about it,” Rufrano added. “He proposed the idea of creating wristbands that say 'Drop the Gloves for Evan’ and will be selling them at $5 a piece, with all of the proceeds being donated to this family.” On Sunday, the club will be selling water donated by ShopRite of Warwick at the market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You also may contact Warwick Ice Hockey at warwickicehockey@hotmail.com.