April 7, 2018 Esmark, Johnstown Tomahawks, Esmark Stars, Esmark All Americans, FC Pittsburgh, Quaker Valley Hockey Mourn Humboldt Broncos Tragedy
JOHNSTOWN and SEWICKLEY, PA; April 7, 2018 – Esmark, Inc. represents more than 2,000 student athletes including those affiliated with Johnstown Tomahawks, Esmark Stars, Esmark All-Americans, Quaker Valley Hockey, FC Pittsburgh and Esmark Youth Development.
Esmark, Inc., management and employees, and players, coaches and management of the Johnstown Tomahawks, a junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) East Division, mourned over the recent and horrific Humboldt Broncos bus accident, taking the lives of at least 15 on April 6, 2018.
To commemorate those lost, Esmark will develop a decal memorializing all of those impacted by this incident, which can be prominently displayed on hockey helmets, cars, etc. across the U.S. and Canada. Esmark will pay for 100% of the cost to produce the decal. Families can obtain one by donating $1 USD, and 100% percent of every dollar donated will go directly to the families impacted by this incident via an established Go Fund Me account. Details on how to make the donation and obtain the decal are forthcoming.
“It’s a sad day for all hockey families around the world. On behalf of all of the athletes affiliated with Esmark, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this tragic accident,” said James P. Bouchard, Chairman of Esmark, Inc. and Chairman & Majority Owner of Johnstown Sports Partners, LLC.
This evening, the Johnstown Tomahawks held a pre-game ceremony with its opponent, the Philadelphia Rebels, in which both teams stood together on the blue line on the ice for a moment of silence, followed by the playing of “Oh Canada” and a 15 pucks displayed at center ice. In addition, all donations received during the Chuck-A-Puck will be donated to the families of those impacted and the Tomahawks Foundation plans to match every dollar donated.
About Esmark, Inc.
Esmark, Inc. is a diversified, privately-held family company with a portfolio of industrial companies with strong roots in the steel industry. Over the years, Esmark has diversified its interests and operations into a number of businesses engaged in the industrial and commodity sectors. Esmark (a former publicly traded company on NASDAQ: ESMK) has focused on several key industries including steel services, oil and gas exploration, aviation, real estate, professional services, technology and youth sports development. The company is also an active corporate citizen in the communities it serves, having committed more than $5 million in philanthropic support a wide range of humanitarian, education, family wellness and youth sports programs in Pennsylvania, Illinois and internationally. www.esmark.com
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