Connery Ice Rink Holds ‘cell Phones for Soldiers’ Fundraiser

Throughout the month of November, FMC Ice Sports will be holding a Cell Phones for Soldiers Charity Fundraiser at the Connery Ice Rink in Lynn, MA.

Arena visitors are encouraged to bring in used cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. Each guest who donates a used cell phone will receive a free public skate pass for a future visit to the arena. For more information on this and other upcoming events, please visit the rink’s official website,  HYPERLINK “” or call 1-888-74-SKATE.

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Their goal is to help our soldiers serving overseas call home by providing prepaid phone cards from donated cell phones. Since 2004, their non-profit charity has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. Cell Phones for Soldiers addresses an everyday emotional need that everyone has experienced: the imperative to phone home, to hear a familiar voice while far away.

The Connery Ice Rink is located at 182 Shepard Street in Lynn, MA and is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts public ice skating facility, overseen by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and operated and managed by FMC Ice Sports.

About FMC Ice Sports:

Facility Management Corporation is an innovative leader of public recreational facility management, specializing in ice arena operations. FMC has been operating community ice arenas since its inception in 1992. The primary focus of the company is the development and expansion of affordable skating opportunities and the extension of the operating season at the ice arenas, providing year-round programming to local skating enthusiasts. For more information, please go to or call 1-888-74-SKATE.

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