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York College of PA to host Manufacturers’ Association annual event featuring Mike Eruzione, gold medalist and “Miracle on Ice” legend, on June 8

March 28, 2023
Headshot of Mike Eruzione

York College of PA will host the Manufacturers’ Association’s 117th annual event, featuring a keynote by Mike Eruzione, the team captain of the Gold Medal-winning Olympic Hockey Team known as the “Miracle on Ice,” on June 8 in the Waldner Performing Arts Center. Eruzione’s keynote will share how to inspire teams to win, overcome any obstacles, and go for gold. 

For information on tickets or corporate sponsorships, visit mascpa.org/anuualevent, call the Association at 717-843-3891, or email office@mascpa.org. Seating is limited. Individual keynote tickets that include the General Reception for the event will be $100 per guest, with a discounted rate of $85 for U.S. service veterans and active military.

Eruzione scored the game-winning goal against the Soviet Union, which advanced the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team to the Gold Medal Game where they beat Finland and won the Gold, accomplishing what was thought of as an impossible win for the USA. The win over the Soviets led announcer Al Michaels to make one of the most famous calls in history, exclaiming after the win, “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"

After the victory in Lake Placid, Eruzione spent several years as a sports commentator for Madison Square Garden. In 1984, he joined the ABC Network and was a broadcaster for the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, as well as the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympic Games. Eruzione is currently employed by Boston University as Director of Special Outreach. He continues to be actively involved with fundraising events for the U.S. Olympic Committee, as well as several charitable organizations including Winthrop Charities. 

The 1980 Olympic Team received many accolades after winning the Gold Medal, including being inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame and voted the #1 Sports Moment of the Century by Sports Illustrated. Eruzione and his teammates had the honor of lighting the Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2004, he and the 1980 Team were featured in the Disney movie “Miracle,” noted as one of the best sports movies of all-time.

The Manufacturers’ Association’s Annual Event brings together 700+ business and community leaders for an evening of business networking and inspiration. As part of the event, the Association recognizes outstanding manufacturers and businesses from throughout the region for their accomplishments and community contributions during the previous year.