Swider’s Christmas Classic charity hockey games underway tonight

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame member and former Ice Bears great hosted a series of benefit hockey games Friday night.

Kevin Swider’s Christmas Classic began at 5 p.m. over at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. It’s an annual charity event that is in its fourth year and has already raised more than $100,000 for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, along with Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association and a number of other local charities.

The puck dropped for the first game at 5, but there are two more games Friday night: The Pee Wee Showcase and a second adult game.

Tickets are minimum $5 at the door.

Masks and social distancing are required.

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