Cottonmouths’ Tip-A-Snake auction raises money for Children’s Mi - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Cottonmouths’ Tip-A-Snake auction raises money for Children’s Miracle Network

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Columbus Cottonmouths hockey players traded their skates for plates Tuesday night, serving up for a good cause.

The Columbus Cottonmouths teamed up with the Children's Miracle Network once again for the annual Tip-A-Snake Silent Auction.

The Hollywood-themed fundraiser kicked off at 6 p.m. in the Swan Ballroom at the Green Island Country Club.

Dinner was served at 7 p.m. and some hockey players waited tables. In past years, the players have been known to sing and dance to raise money. There is also a competition between players and between tables to see who can raise the most tip money.

On March 10, the Cottonmouths ice skated with children from CMN and their families to raise awareness about the fundraiser. 

Last year's event raised more than $18,000 for the Children's Miracle Network.

"It's really important for us to be a part of this to help Children's Miracle Network," said goalie Andrew Loewen. "It's really close to our team's heart, we do a lot with Children's Miracle Network throughout the whole season, and this is our big fundraising event every year."

"We're really fortunate, and any way we can give back, we're glad to do it," added defenceman Kyle Johnson.

This year, the Cottonmouths are hoping to raise $30,000 for CMN.

Copyright 2014 WTVM. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Volunteers serve nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving meals

    Volunteers serve nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving meals

    Thursday, November 23 2017 4:55 PM EST2017-11-23 21:55:36 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 6:04 PM EST2017-11-23 23:04:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Thanksgiving is a time to be with loved ones and enjoy good food, but since that is not an option for everyone, members of the Jonesboro community came together to make sure as many people as possible were fed.

    Thanksgiving is a time to be with loved ones and enjoy good food, but since that is not an option for everyone, members of the Jonesboro community came together to make sure as many people as possible were fed.

  • Turkey Trot promotes exercise on Thanksgiving

    Turkey Trot promotes exercise on Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 23 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-11-23 22:07:11 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 6:00 PM EST2017-11-23 23:00:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On Thanksgiving, people usually indulge in good food and time with loved ones. The day also included some exercise for around 200 people in Jonesboro.

    On Thanksgiving, people usually indulge in good food and time with loved ones. The day also included some exercise for around 200 people in Jonesboro.

  • ASU-Newport to honor fallen officer

    ASU-Newport to honor fallen officer

    Thursday, November 23 2017 3:39 PM EST2017-11-23 20:39:17 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-11-23 22:27:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University-Newport to dedicate Criminal Justice Department on Thursday, Nov. 30, in memory of Lt. Patrick Weatherford.

    Arkansas State University-Newport to dedicate Criminal Justice Department on Thursday, Nov. 30, in memory of Lt. Patrick Weatherford.

Powered by Frankly