Over 50 years of hockey excellence.
CONGRATS TO OUR 16U STATE CHAMPS!
The 16U team started the initiative Nobody's Alone November: a tradition in honor of Hayden Thorsen- a goalie many of them played with who committed suicide last summer. It is a commitment to being active in helping those in need and struggling, standing up to bullying of all kinds, being available to talk and lend a hand to all who are dealing with all forms of depression and anxiety.
The boys will honor Hayden with the National Suicide Prevention ribbon on their helmets. More importantly they will create a tradition to bring light to the seriousness of mental health as well as take action and be involved in community to help all suffering.
The team took time raking and cleaning up at the Sunshine Alternative Education and Rehabilitation Center- they have tremendous people there who we will work with for years to come.
The Long Island Coalition Against Bullying sent down their president- Joe Salamone -who spoke to the team about all aspects of bullying and suicide. He asked us to create videos that they can use to promote and showcase standing up to bullying and creating a culture and standard in a locker room and organization. The videos will be used for January when the coalition launches a program for all school sports teams.
This month the team will also be working with LI Warriors- an amazing group of injured veterans who love the game of hockey. We will be skating with them and spending time with them.
The goal and action created by the boys is really something to see. They want to help all people who are struggling with mental health and all forms of depression. Sunshine shed light onto addiction and abuse. LICAB shed light onto the impact of your words and actions onto all others around you. LI Warriors will show the impact war has on out veterans who serve our country.
The beautiful part is helping all and that this tradition will be a part of Gulls forever.
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