Hockey Versus Hunger

Hockey Teams Unite to Defeat a Common Rival, Hunger

From January 25 through February 2, 2014 the Southern Westchester and Southern Connecticut ice hockey clubs and school teams were united to take on a common rival, hunger. Local food drives take place mostly around the holiday season. However, during January and the height of the winter, the demand for food increases but contributions drastically decrease. With the hockey season in full swing, players and the local ice hockey community joined forces to feed the hungry and those in need.

During the designated Hockey vs. Hunger week, both club and school teams organized collections from their players, opponents and fans for the most needed items at the Carver Center food pantry. The food collections took place at both practices and games. For the past two years the Rye Rangers have successfully organized a food drive for the Carver Center. This year's Hockey vs. Hunger campaign was expanded to include the following club and school teams.

Hockey Clubs and Camps: Erik Nates Euro Hockey, Greenwich, Blues Hockey Association, Mariners Hockey & Rye Rangers Hockey Club

School Hockey Teams: Greenwich High School, Rye Country Day School, Rye High School, Rye Middle School & Rye Town/Harrison Titans

Each of the teams collected the food independently. On three separate days the teams met at the Carver Center in Port Chester and together unloaded all of the donated food and stocked the shelves in the food pantry. "It was impressive to see these rival teams work together so cooperatively at Carver" said one parent. A Carver Center spokesperson told us, "We are overwhelmed by the commitment of the players and the generosity of these organizations. The fact that these competing teams could come together off the ice for the purpose of helping their neighbors is a true example of community."

We welcome any and all ice hockey clubs and teams that are interested in participating next year to .

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