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Benefit for Ashburn Children Who Lost Both Parents

In November, the eight children of Ashburn’s Kraus family were suddenly orphaned when their mother unexpectedly passed away. Sadly, the children had already lost their father three years ago. To help out the Kraus children, the George Mason Ice Hockey team is holding a benefit game on Saturday March 15 at 3:50PM, with the current team playing the university’s alumni team.  All of the proceeds from this exhibition/benefit game, which will be held at Prince William Ice Center will be dedicated to the Kraus Children Fund.  

Two of the Kraus children, Bryan and Matt are involved with the Mason hockey team. Bryan is a goalie, while Matt is the team’s PA announcer. The family also has six younger children, some still as young as  elementary age. Tickets will be $15 each and the team is also accepting donations. Checks should be made out to the "Kraus Children Fund.” The hockey team is hoping to raise between $15,000 and $20,000, which will hopefully provide some of the resources the family will need to more forward from these devastating events.  Tickets may be purchased with a check made out to the Kraus Children’s fund and mailed to Head Coach Steve Hyjek at the following address: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, 920 Massachusetts, Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20001. Please mark your donations to the attention of Steve Hyjek.

Alternatively, individuals can visit the George Mason website at www.georgemasonhockey.com to make a donation to the Kraus Children’s Fund, or to purchase advance tickets for the March 15th game