Laker Hockey Team Gives Back To Their Community
The CHS boys hockey team was in the giving spirit during the month of December. During the annual Beech Memorial Hockey Tournament held at Leddy Park, the team collected toys to benefit the Howard Center Holiday Giving Project and delivered those toys on Monday, December 15th. The Howard Center, founded in 1873, has as its mission “to improve the well-being of children, adults, families and communities.”
In addition,17 boys from the team along with Joe Antoniak and Erin Stebbins traveled to Vermont Teddy Bear Factory on Tuesday, December 16th. After a short teddy bear practice the team worked a paid 4 hour shift and donated their $700 in wages to the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta fund raising drive taking place last week. The Laker Hockey contribution will go a long way toward sponsoring a camper for a special experience this summer. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in South Hero, Vermont is a year-round camp for children who have, or have had, cancer and their families.
Colchester should be proud of the contributions made and community service performed, not just by the hockey team, but by the 2100 plus caring young people in our schools.