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Mary Louise Wright memorial gala set for March 21

Stephen Carriere, Katrina Hacker, others to perform

Katrina Hacker will help Stephen Carriere salute Mary Louise Wright.
Katrina Hacker will help Stephen Carriere salute Mary Louise Wright. (courtesy of Katrina Hacker)

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(03/10/2009) - BOSTON - On December 15 2004, the figure skating world mourned the loss of one of its most influential members. Although not well-known to figure skating fans, Mrs. Mary Louise Wright had devoted her life to the support and growth of the sport as a national competitor, national, Olympic, and world judge, and mentor to countless skaters, many of whom have indeed become icons of the skating world. She was posthumously honored at the 2005 State Farm U.S Figure Skating Championships in Portland, Oregon and inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

It is to honor this amazing woman, that The Mary Louise Wright Memorial Figure Skating Gala is being presented March 21, 2009, at the Skating Club of Boston, 1240 Soldiers Field Rd. Boston, MA 02135. The Exhibition, Fashion Show and Auction, and reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. There will be a donation of $5.00 for entrance at the door, which will be presented to the Mary Louise Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund and the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund in the name of Mary Louise Wright.

This year our intimate exhibition will feature the 2008 U.S bronze medalist Stephen Carriere, the 2009 world junior pairs bronze medalists Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, the 2009 U.S junior champion Ross Miner, the 2009 U.S novice pairs bronze medalists Olivia Gibbons and Tyler Harris, prominent international medalists and competitors Katrina Hacker, Curran Oi, and Brittney Rizo, and many national competitors as well as promising young talent from The Skating Club of Boston.

Our event will also be hosting a fashion show, which will be dedicated to Mary Louise Wright's classic style and ability to empower others by way of expressing one's own individuality. Our show will feature items from prominent fashion designs by Betsey Johnson, Swarovski, COACH, dELiA's, Tristan, Zara, and many more. Also included in our show will be newest fashions in athletic wear featuring designs from lululemon athletica and selections from Cooke's Skate Shop, GAFS, and The Skater's Landing Boston.

All proceeds will be donated to the Mary Louise Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund and the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund in the name of Mary Louise Wright to promote the future of our nations figure skaters.

For further information about The Mary Louise Wright Memorial Figure Skating Gala and the fashion show auction, contact:
The Skating Club of Boston
(617) 782-5900