What: Cancer Warrior Ebo Hockey Jersey Number Retirement and Foundation Kickoff Event
When: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm
Where: Virtua Health Flyers Skate Zone Pennsauken
6725 River Road
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Emcee: Neil Hartman, Comcast SportsNet
The Ebo Strong Foundation has been established to honor the legacy of Steven Eric "Ebo" Eberling. On Friday January 23rd at 7:45 pm, the Team Comcast Youth Hockey Club, along with the Ebo Strong Foundation, Inc., will conduct a ceremony to permanently retire the jersey number 24. A banner will also be raised, in the rink, to honor this amazing young man. This will also serve as the kickoff event for the Ebo Strong Foundation, Inc. a newly established 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
At the age of 15, this bright, young all-star hockey player and former baseball player at Lenape High School was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in his femur. During the next three years, Ebo would undergo an amazingly challenging ordeal, as he endured many rounds of chemotherapy, multiple surgeries at CHOP, and travel to Nidda, Germany for alternative treatment. Throughout Ebo's ordeal, he showed his true character.
Ebo got his driver's license and even got back on the ice as a coach with the Team Comcast AAA 2000 team. Throughout Ebo's illness, he inspired thousands of friends and neighbors, which led to the Stay Strong Ebo movement, which then became the Ebo Strong Foundation.
Ebo's unwavering positive attitude, courageous spirit and relentless determination are the cornerstones of the Ebo Strong Foundation.
The objectives of the Ebo Strong Foundation are:
* Helping support families dealing with pediatric cancer
* Providing assistance to student-athletes in the community
* Providing college tuition assistance to Lenape High School seniors that possess Ebo's characteristics
Please come out and support this amazing cause as it will make a positive impact on the pediatric cancer and athletic communities in our region.
Ebo Strong Foundation, Inc.