The University of Delaware Division 1 Men’s Hockey Team was recognized for the 2017-2018 American Collegiate Hockey Association Community Service Award. The award was officially presented at the ACHA 2018 Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida and was awarded to one team in each division.
The Community Service award is given to teams that exemplify outstanding contributions towards local community projects, fundraising and other charitable acts as a representation of the ACHA. The recognition of the University of Delaware’s Men’s Division 1 team continues to prove that they are leaders, on and off the ice, with a desire to make the local community a better place.
The University of Delaware Men’s team was recognized for their strong presence in community involvement. This included their work painting homes for Habitat for Humanity: New Castle, volunteering with Delaware SPCA, a local animal shelter. The Blue Hens also hosted two themed hockey nights, Breast Cancer Awareness Night and Military Night, raising an overall total of $1300 for the two. Additionally, the D1 Men’s team was recognized for contributing in the $16,000 that was raised by UD Hockey, more than any other sport, for UDance–an event that supports finding a cure for childhood cancer.
On behalf of the University of Delaware Hockey organization, congratulations to the UD Men’s Division 1 team on your award and national recognition by the ACHA for your service in the community!