SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Learning from the pros is a dream for a lot of young athletes. When you get the chance to put those tips into practice, that dream can come true.
"As a baby, I watched everybody else and I wanted to do it. Then, I did it over there," said Gregory Bogenrief of Sioux City.
"It was good to shoot on the goalie, because he didn't make the save," said Alex Fick of Sioux City.
Getting out on the ice, and scoring a goal, is a dream for many young children.
Families brought their kids to the Tyson Events Center for the "Face off for Charity" to have fun with members of the Sioux City Musketeers.
Those families bought tickets to shoot pucks on the ice, and took photos with their favorite players. Even Pontus Johansson, who's out with a dislocated shoulder, helped kids learn how to shoot.
"I have to be more of a motivator than an instructor," said Johansson, a forward on the Musketeers.
After the time on the ice, the Musketeers grabbed aprons and served dinner. Afterward, players' jerseys went up for auction, along with other items from local merchants.
You'll have another chance to bid on items during the Musketeers home games on Friday and Saturday night. All proceeds will go to the local Boys and Girls Home.