The Land of Smiles hockey tournament donates a portions of its proceeds to Mercy Centre every year. Once again this year Father Joe and kids will be joining us at the rink Saturday @ 4:30pm to watch some hockey, eat pizza sponsored by Pizza Company and Chester Grill snacks sponsored by True. All players, managers, referees and coaches are welcome to join us. To learn more about the Mercy Centre
A donation box and 50/50 raffle will be at the tournament registration check in booth.
Mercy Centre is a shelter for street kids, five orphanages, a hospice, a home for mothers and children with HIV/AIDS, a 400-pupil kindergarten, a community meeting place, and a serene haven in the slums with small gardens and playgrounds. Originally built on a former Buddhist Temple site on port authority property, Mercy Centre has stood in some shape or form for nearly 40 years. In 2000, it was rebuilt through a generous gift to accommodate our expanding services to orphans, street children, and children with HIV/AIDS. The Mercy Centre work to help the children and communities of the many slums of Bangkok. Together with our neighbors in the slums we create simple-but-progressive solutions that touch the lives of thousands of the poor every day. The Mercy Centre builds and operate schools, improves family health and welfare, protect street children's rights, combat the AIDS crisis, respond to daily emergencies, and offer shelter to orphans, to street children, and to children and adults with AIDS – always together, hand in hand and heart to heart with the people we serve.