Back on December 1st, the Blue Hens hosted the University of Pittsburgh Panthers at the Rust. That night, the team honored all those who serve, will serve, and have served our great nation with their annual Military Night. The team invited the University’s ROTC program, and they were able to join the captains in a ceremonial puck drop.
Throughout the game, the team auctioned off their game worn, camouflage jerseys. All of the proceeds collected in donations and the auction were donated to an organization called, The United Heroes League. This program helps keep or start children of military families in the sports they long to play. This organization has recently added other sports other than hockey to their list. However, they have given over $300,000 in grants to help with local hockey association fees. Through their partnerships with all of the national major sports leagues, they have been able to send families to sports games for free. These are just some of the many great things that UHL accomplishes. For more information about the organization, go to their website https://unitedheroesleague.org/.
Through their efforts that night, the team was able to raise $1,000 to give back to the United Heroes League. The Blue Hens are proud to fund raise for such a great cause, and look forward to continue to do so.
Written By: Analisa Vizzoni