FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ryan, Greg and Mark Malone to Visit Johnstown on January 27
Pittsburgh, PA – On behalf of The Malone Family Foundation, Ryan, Greg and Mark Malone will host the first-ever Battle Buddy Clinic on Saturday, January 27 at the 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial in partnership with the Johnstown Generals and Johnstown Tomahawks Foundation. The clinic will occur from 5:00 to 5:50 p.m. prior to the Johnstown Tomahawks game vs. the Maine Nordiques at 7:00 p.m.
The Battle Buddy Clinic will welcome twenty (20) local 10U and 12U youth hockey players from the Johnstown Warriors for skill development and on-ice training with the Malone family. Each youth hockey participant will be paired with a Veteran or active duty military member from the Johnstown Generals as their ‘battle buddy’ for the session. The match is meant to facilitate camaraderie, mentorship, and support throughout the evening in alignment with the pillars of The Malone Family Foundation: Military and First Responder Families, Wellness, and Access to the Game.
Ryan Malone, Founder of The Malone Family Foundation, noted: “Our family is grateful for the opportunity to share our passion with the Johnstown community. The battle buddy ice session shows that people of all ages can enjoy the game of hockey in a fun environment. The camaraderie of lacing up a pair of skates and moving your body with a smile on your face is what it’s all about.”
Sean Mullen, Vice President and Operations Officer for the Johnstown Generals Veteran Ice Hockey program, added: “The Generals are honored and excited to continue to grow our relationship with The Malone Family Foundation, the Johnstown Tomahawks, and the Johnstown Warriors to serve the community and share the joy of ice hockey with as many different communities as we can. Bringing the greatest people and time-proven organizations together through the greatest game to heal spirits, bodies, and minds is nothing short of miraculous.”
Derek Partsch, Director of Team Operations for the Johnstown Tomahawks, concluded: “Working with Ryan and his family, along with the Generals and Warriors, has been awesome. Supporting our local hockey community is very important to us and the Malone’s fit perfectly into that with everything they are doing. It’s going to be a great event for all.”
Opportunities are available here to sponsor a youth hockey player in the Battle Buddy Clinic. Proceeds from the event will support The Malone Family Foundation, Johnstown Generals, and Johnstown Tomahawks Foundation.
Passionate about giving back to the game that gave him so much, Ryan Malone founded The Malone Family Foundation alongside his family in 2022. The Malone Family Foundation harnesses the transformative power of hockey to empower individuals to thrive both on and off the ice. Through accessible and innovative programs, the foundation enables individuals to unlock their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. The mission of The Malone Family Foundation is to catalyze healing and personal growth through hockey, inspiring impactful individuals and communities. For more, visit: hockeyishealing.org
With common values of honor, courage, and commitment; the Johnstown Generals provide an outlet to active duty and military Veterans through hockey and fellowship for mental and physical health while being committed to community outreach and awareness of military Veteran issues. Visit johnstowngenerals.com to learn more.
Led by a dedicated community Board of Directors and administered by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, the Tomahawks are committed to helping improve the Greater Johnstown community through the Johnstown Tomahawks Foundation (JTF). The JTF not only provides its unique resources and financial support to local charitable organizations, but also implements its own programs such as reading and wellness programs for kids along with implementing anti-bullying campaigns.
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