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AHU again huge on community involvement during ’17-18 season


ahuOne of the greatest team building activities that a youth hockey team can do is to venture out into their communities and volunteer where there is a need.

During the 2017-18 season, the following Arizona Hockey Union teams took it upon themselves to lend a helping hand and become better people, teammates and ambassadors.


8U Black
Mite Black led a fundraiser for Goose Creek Memorial High School, a school devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The money and school supplies raised directly helped over 150 families.

10U Black
Squirt Black volunteered at Feed My Starving Children and as a team, packaged nearly 1,000 meals.

12U Gray
Pee Wee Gray donated tickets to an Arizona Coyotes game to 12 military and veteran families. The coaching staff also assisted in teaching 20 children of service members the basics of hockey.

12U White
Pee Wee white spent time volunteering at Feed My Starving Children and ringing the bell every Wednesday from Thanksgiving to Christmas for the Salvation Army kettle drive. Additionally, the players helped out with the Kids First and Initiation programs.

12U Black
Pee Wee Black, in the midst of finals and the holiday break, carved out some time to help out with the Salvation Army. The players and their families packed food for 500 families (11 pallets worth!) and several dozen bags of toys and clothing for families in need. Additionally, they assembled meals at Feed My Starving Children. With a total of 27 boxes of meals packed in 90 minutes, the team worked efficiently and happily to accomplish this lofty goal.

14U Black
Bantam Black volunteered at Feed My Starving Children. They were able to pack 260 boxes that will provide 56,160 meals and feed 154 kids for a year.

16U Silver
Midget Silver also volunteered at Feed My Starving Children. As a team, they packed 196 boxes, providing 42,336 meals for 115 children for the year.

— Bryan O’Sullivan

(March 29, 2018)