Details: In support of the Danny Did Foundation, 20 hockey teams will join at Lake Forest Academy on April 7th to skate intervals of 5 miles each, totaling 100 miles, to raise awareness and funds for kids who face seizures. The "100 Miles for Danny" event was first conducted in 2012 by then 7-year-old Nick Curley.
In 2019, with Nick's leadership, the event is expanding to include hundreds of hockey players and skaters. 100 Miles For Danny will include a food truck, music, and activities provided by the Chicago Blackhawks, including appearances by Stanley Cup winner Brandon Bollig, the Ice Crew, and Tommy Hawk.
Skate Schedule: The first skate begins at 9 am, and the 100th mile will be completed at 7 pm. To see the schedule of skaters, CLICK HERE. This event is open to the public, and non-skaters are welcome.
TO DONATE: To donate to a team, click here. All donations are tax-deductible, and each gift brings us closer to the $30,000 goal. If you don't have a specific team in mind to support, we encourage you to donate here to "Friends of Danny", a skating group that will include Danny's dad and family members. This campaign runs through April 30th!
Fundraising & Prizes: Each participating team is asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 for the event.
Teams that raise $2,500 or more will enter a raffle to win a luxury suite at a 2019-20 Blackhawks game (plus parking!) The team that raises the highest overall will experience an exclusive Chicago Blackhawks private morning skate at the United Center during the 2019-2020 NHL season.
The fundraising contests will take place through April 30th.
2012 Event Recap: In 2012, 7 year-old Mite Hockey player Nick Curley skated 100 miles to benefit the foundation created in Danny Stanton’s name: the Danny Did Foundation. Five miles at a time, Nick skated 100 miles in all. Nick was happy to have Kevin Delaney, the skating coach for the Chicago Blackhawks, and Rob Emme, his Glenview coach, to guide him through. To see Nick’s photos and updates on Facebook, click here.
This inspiring journey received national coverage in Yahoo! Sports, plus coverage from Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Blackhawks TV and NBC 5 Chicago. Nick’s supporters included Chicago Blackhawks star Duncan Keith, Stanley Cup winner Brett Lebda, Congressman Mike Quigley and Hockey Hall of Famer Denis Savard of the Chicago Blackhawks. Special thanks to Butcher Boy Cooking Oils, Congressman Mike Quigley and Marathon Sportswear for their support of this campaign.
After 20 ice rinks and 1,000 laps, the 100 mile goal was achieved, raising awareness for epilepsy and SUDEP and captivating the hockey community along the way. Young Nick first gave his time, sweat, and heart to reach 100 miles, then he blasted past his $25,000 fundraising goal to raise nearly $40,000!