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12/05/02

Sea Wolves Face-Off Against Kids' Cancer

Dave Paradise plays a quick game of Arctic Thunder with 4-year old Gabrielle, who suffers from T-cell lymphoma.

Steve Bewley is armed and dangerous with Silent Scope.

"This event is very special. It's really never been done. We hope to make this a signature event for the East Coast Hockey League," said team co-owner Tom Brosig.

The Sea Wolves have teamed up with a non-profit organization known as Caps For Kids. The organization provides autographed hats and scarves to children with cancer, but these special children will get so much more.

"For the next 2 and a half months the players are going to get to know these families, their going to get to know the joys and the sadnesses. They're going to see the courage these kids exhibit day in and day out," Brosig said.

Courageous kids like 18-year-old Lawrence Hobbs who suffers from a brain tumor. He was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma at age 13, but nothing will stop him from achieving his dream of being a comedian.

"Why did the computer go to the chiropractor? Because he slipped a disk," Lawrence Hobbs joked.

But the fun didn't stop there.

John Evangelista showed off his skating skills with new friend Lauren Ladd. Patrick Rochon enjoyed a quick game of air hockey.

Even Hook the mascot had a blast.

All for a good cause - the smile of a few children.

The team gave the children jerseys, caps, teddy bears, candy, and of course, tickets to see the Sea Wolves play the Cottonmouths at the Coliseum Friday evening.

By Karla Redditte

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