There’s no question that Port Huron is a “Hockey Town” and now there is an opportunity to turn that status into cash with the Kraft “Hockeyville” Contest. The winner of the contest gets the opportunity to host an NHL game and win $150,000 in arena upgrades. Both are welcome prizes for McMorran Arena, and the City of Port Huron Recreation Department is asking for local hockey enthusiasts to get on board.
The first step is to nominate McMorran for the contest. Participants need to go to Krafthockeyville.com to get started. According to the website, you can “rack up rally points by completing the activities…And be sure to submit a genuine and heartfelt nomination, because it could get your community a spot in the Top 4!” The activities include stories, photos, and videos. They must be turned in by February 29th.
After the arenas are nominated, judging takes place to narrow it down to four finalists, which will be announced on March 22nd. After voting takes place, the winner will be announced on March 29th. On the heels of a successful fundraising season for the new Port Huron Skate Park, the City hopes to continue the momentum with this chance for an upgraded hockey arena and the chance to go big-time with an NHL game.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.