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40th Anniversary of Skating Show for Cancer Research

An Evening with Champions, April 16 & 17

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(02/03/2010) - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The 40th anniversary of An Evening with Champions has a new spring date of Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, 2010. The show will feature world-class skaters doing triple Axels and toe loops to raise money for The Jimmy Fund. A silent auction will also take place 30 minutes before each show, with a prize drawing after intermission.

An Evening with Champions was founded in 1970 by former U.S. champion John Misha Petkevich and fellow Harvard University classmate John Powers. Since then, it has been run entirely by Harvard University students, raising more than $2.4 million for the Jimmy Fund, which supports adult and pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

A premier skating exhibition, the show this year will feature such talent as Paul Wylie (a Harvard alum himself and host of An Evening with Champions for several years), Scott Hamilton, Dorothy Hamill, Nancy Kerrigan, Randy Gardner, Brian Boitano, and numerous other stars in the skating world (subject to change). Dick Button and Peggy Fleming, celebrated skaters as well as skating analysts, will also be appearing to be hosts of EWC this year. On Saturday afternoon, pediatric cancer patients from the Jimmy Fund Clinic will have an opportunity to skate with the performers.

Tickets will be $32 for adults, $12 for children (12 or under) and seniors (65+), and $8 for all college and high school students. Group pricing (10+ people) is available for: $25 for adults, $10 for children and seniors. An Evening with Champions will be held at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center located on 79 North Harvard Street in Allston.

For more information, including updates on performers and ticket sales, visit www.jimmyfund.org/skating or www.hcs.harvard.edu/~ewc. An Evening with Champions can also be reached through e-mail at aneveningwithchampions@gmail.com or by phone at (617) 493-8172.