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Broomball Games

Broomball Games
Dec. 13, 2013

Anita Gallagher, Office of Council Member David Boe, anita.gallagher@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5166

‘The Sweepers’ Emerge Victorious in Inaugural Pac Ave Broomball Games

Launched this year, the Pac Ave Broomball Games is a tournament organized with the goal of raising awareness of the Franciscan Polar Plaza community ice skating rink at Tollefson Plaza (South 17th Street and Pacific Avenue). On Tuesday night, “The Sweepers” – comprised of Council Members David Boe, Marty Campbell, Robert Thoms and Joe Lonergan, as well as staff from the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Art Museum – defeated the Franciscan Health Services team in a dramatic overtime win. 

“The sport of broomball is a lot like hockey, only players wear boots instead of skates, use a broom instead of a stick, and a ball instead of a puck,” explained At-Large Council Member David Boe, who was selected tournament MVP for his seven goals which included the championship goal. “The Polar Plaza is in its third year now, and it was my hope that we could help promote this great asset by inviting people to come down and watch some good old-fashioned broomball.  I am pleased with the success of this tournament and I’m excited for next year to see if we can double the teams and number of games.”

Team members from the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber and DaVita also participated in the fierce but friendly competition for the coveted “Pac Ave Cup” trophy.