Cathy’s Power Skating is dedicated to the Bay Area hockey community and involved well beyond California impacting lives of U.S. military families here are abroad. Keeping military children involved in sports for our Nations Heroes is a top priority. In 2011, Cathy has been involved with United Heroes League (formerly Defending the Blue Line) as their Northern California representative (Thank You Brent Burns for bringing this charity from MN).
Over $100,000 has been raised through fundraising at various events like Skate for the Troops & Junior Sharks in 2013 and the Celebrity Luncheon with Silver Creek Foundation in 2017. Sports equipment drives in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 have accumulated well over 1M in new and gently used equipment. Cathy’s Power Hour continues to offer free power skating series and private lesson grants to local military families.
These above mentioned accomplishments were rewarded in St. Paul, MN at a Holman Field military facility which houses Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Cathy Andrade was named 2017 United Heroes League Volunteer of the Year. https://unitedheroesleague.org/
Other noteworthy fundraising, volunteer, and sponsorship giving:
Bay Area Fire Relief Event with Guns N Hoses Hockey Club | Sharks Alumni Foundation | San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Equipment Drive | Silver Creek Sportsplex Foundation (formerly Dream On Foundation) | Burnzie’s Battalion Sharks Suite | Dallas Stars Alumni/Military charity hockey game | Fort MacMurray Fire Relief Fund | Firefighter Cancer Prevention Foundations
Cathy Andrade and her family financially have contributed/supported:
Valley Christian Quest Ball | Carb DM Diabetes Foundation | Aubri Brown Club | March of Dimes | Boys and Girls Club of S.J. | RealOptions | Venture Church- Beautiful Day Community Service | American Cancer Society | Sharks Alumni Foundation