FORT HOOD, Texas — The Boeing Company, in conjunction with the Dallas Stars Foundation and Pro Players Foundation, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 to celebrate the completion of the Fort Hood Ball Hockey Court located at the corner of Old Ironsides Ave. and 74th Street here.
Starting at 4 p.m. Oct. 26, military identification card holders will be able to begin playing hockey with clinics being conducted by Dallas Stars players. Ball hockey is patterned after and closely related to ice hockey, except the game is played in tennis shoes on a non-ice surface.
The Fort Hood Ball Hockey Court will be a multi-purpose outdoor court. The court surface will be built using Sport Court®, a high-quality modular synthetic sports flooring system, a 48′ x 94′ (4,512 sq. ft.) of outdoor surfacing that will be lined for ball hockey. Dasher boards will surround the court at 42″ tall with two gates for entrance that give you the feel like you are playing in a hockey rink. Two National Hockey League steel ball hockey goals will be placed on either end of the court.
On the day of the event, media will gather at the Marvin Leath Visitor Center south side parking lot by 11:45 a.m. to be escorted onto post by Public Affairs personnel.
As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future and living the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity. Learn more at http://www.boeing.com.
About The Dallas Stars Foundation
The Dallas Stars Foundation was established to serve as a positive force throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The Foundation focuses its efforts on providing support to the children of the community so they may lead quality lives and develop into contributing members of society. Through teamwork, interaction, and education, the Dallas Stars Foundation works to bring together all members of the Metroplex and build a bright future for today’s youth.
About Pro Players Foundation
The Pro Players Foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of kids in need across North Texas. Through their programs, Pro Players Foundation provides youth assistance to overcome dire needs and opportunities for future success with the help of corporate sponsors, professional sports teams partners, advisory board, and an army of community volunteers.