Local skating centers to host The One Fund Boston benefits on May 5

Date: 5/1/2013

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Three of the largest skating centers in Massachusetts, Interskate 91 North, Interskate 91 South, and Fun America, announced on April 23 that they will be hosting special roller skating events on May 5 to benefit The One Fund Boston Inc. in its efforts to raise money for victims affected by the tragedy on April 15t in Boston.

The centers will donate 100 percent of all full paid admissions on this day directly to this organization.

Area families are encouraged to enjoy these skating sessions with their loved ones, while showing support for those in eastern Massachusetts.

Interskate 91 South, located in Wilbraham, will host its skate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Interskate 91 North, in Hadley, from noon to 5 p.m.; and Fun America in Lancaster will be open from 1 to 5:30 p.m., May 5.

"We felt as though we had to do something, and wanted to give members of the community an opportunity to help as well as Gov. Deval Patrick stated so well, 'at moments like this, we are one state, one city, and one people.' This is our chance as a community to prove it," Kevin Baker, president of Interskate 91 South, said.