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01/21/2014 - HERSHEY, Pa. – The Hershey Bears aannonced today that the "Defend the Kids" event, planned in conjunction with The Coliseum Megaplex and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, has been postponed until March 4th.

Below is the original release on the event, with rescheduled date.
“The What If family along with The Coliseum Megaplex are proud to once again team up with the Hershey Bears and the best fans in the American Hockey League, this time for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Penn State Children’s Hospital two truly worthy causes in our own back yards”, said Mike McQuaid, owner of What If West and What If of Hershey.
On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Hershey Bears will take over The Coliseum Megaplex in Camp Hill for a fun, ticketed event, with proceeds going to the two beneficiaries.
"The Hershey Bears enjoy spending a night out with our fans," said Doug Yingst, Hershey Bears President and General Manager.  "The players are looking forward to mingle with their faithful and at the same time raise some needed funds for charity." 
There are two ways fans and guests can experience this event:
·    General Package - $50 per ticket
7:00 PM Registration Starts
Includes: Light food buffet, soft beverages, unlimited billiards, bowling, and arcade games (no prize redemptions allowed)
·    VIP Package - $100 per ticket
5:30 PM VIP Registration Starts
Includes: 5-course dinner at What If West along with Beer and Wine served by select Hershey Bears’ players.  Also, unlimited billiards, bowling, and arcade games (no prize redemption allowed)
Throughout the event, Hershey Bears’ players and coaches will be available for autographs and photo opportunities.  The event, which ends at 9:30 PM, will also feature a silent auction during which guests may place bids on various prizes.  Proceeds from the event will be split between Big Brother Big Sisters of the Capital Region and the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
“Big Brothers of the Capital Region, the area’s premier mentoring organization for children, is honored to have been selected along with Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital as the recipients of the Hershey Bears’ Defend the Kids event,” said Holly Laufer, Development Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region.  “This is an exciting opportunity for us to share our message about the need for services for kids and the outstanding organizations ready to help.”
Tickets can be purchased at The Coliseum Megaplex, 410 Saint John’s Church Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or by phone at 717-972-1000.  There are a limited number of tickets available for both packages.

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