I was fortunate to participate in the Botticelli Cup for the 3rd year (out of five) in a row. What’s great about this local hockey tournament is that all the proceeds go to charity, specifically this year’s haul of $950 that was raised for the Boys and Girls Club in honor of Pete Botticelli, the namesake of the tournament.
Every year the winning team is awarded the Botticelli Cup trophy and all the contestants vote for tourney MVP.
Eric Keitz and Ángel Rivera-Alemañy, have taken up the mantle of running this charity tournament and these two have gathered up enough of the local ball and floor hockey players throughout the area, to not only make it fun, but competitive. This year’s tourney took place on blacktop at 81 State Street in the City Of Tonawanda, and was furnished with delicious food to keep us fueled throughout the 8 hours of hockey.
It’s great that Eric and Angel can gather up enough guys over the last five years to keep this hockey tournament going, and the donations to the B&G Club keeps growing every year.
Take a look at the photos of the action below (Courtesy of Joe Valenti and Greg Sipes).