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AHU Bantam Black squad gives back to Chandler community


The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to reflect on what individuals and families – and yes, even hockey teams – are thankful for heading into the holiday season.


For the Arizona Hockey Union’s Bantam Black team, those players, coaches and families instead chose to give back to the Chandler community during a recent event that took place a week before Thanksgiving.

The players met at Fry’s Marketplace at 7:15 a.m. on Nov. 17 with a shopping list and a budget of $80 to be used for each gift basket the team would then put together.


After checking out, the players and their families assembled the Thanksgiving baskets in the parking lot and then ventured over to the Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA for an orientation about the Thanksgiving Food Basket Program.

Each family was then assigned two homes to which they had to deliver food baskets. Cars were packed up and food was delivered to the recipients’ doorsteps shortly thereafter.

In total, 25 food baskets were delivered to the local Chandler residents.


Not only does the AHU Bantam Black team secure victories on the ice, but the Knights also proved they know how to make a difference off the ice as well.

— Sean Phillips

(Dec. 18, 2018)

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