In addition to creating good hockey players, PAL Hockey strives to help our players become good citizens. Toward that end our organization has all of our teams select a community service project for all their players to participate in. Through doing for others, our players learn valuable life lessons that will serve them well in their years to come. See below for a description of each team's project for the 2017-2018 season as well as links to pictures.
8U GOLD AAA - The 8U Gold team fundraiser this year was to raise money for Hockey Fights Cancer. The boys began the fundraiser by writing down who they fight for. Some of the boys had family members who have cancer or previously had cancer, while other reasons were fighting for other kids or fighting for a cure. The boys wrote emails, asked family and friends, and even spent weekends together standing outside of local stores to raise money for their cause. All together the boys raised $4,150. Of that $3,500 was matched by Cigna! …PHOTO
8U SILVER AA - TBD
8U BRONZE A - TBD
8U SOUND TIGERS SILVER AA - TBD
8U SOUND TIGERS BRONZE A - TBD
10U AAA MINOR - TBD
10U AAA MAJOR - TBD
10U AA - In November, the team collected and donated toys for children at Stony Brook Hospital and attended a charity game to raise funds for a PAL family as well as Sachem Ice Hockey...PHOTO
10U AA SOUND TIGERS - TBD
10U A - On December 9, 2017 the 10U A TIII team raised money for the LI Roughriders sled hockey team an organization made up of 51 physically and/or mentally disabled athletes who participate in a wonderful sport called sled hockey. By completing a used clothing collection drive at the Rinx in Hauppauge, NY the players collected over 170 bags and boxes raising $556.80 to donate. On January 20, 2018 the players visited the LI Roughriders at their practice in Bethpage, NY to present them with a check that goes directly to this wonderful organization that gives directly to the players...PHOTO
10U A SOUND TIGERS - The team worked with the John Thiessen Children’s Foundation to run a holiday toy drive on 12/17/17...PHOTO
12U AAA MINOR - TBD
12U AAA MAJOR - In January the team went to the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) at Hempstead. We donated children's books and clothes. The boys got a tour of the soup kitchen, dining room, food pantry and library. Our team choose the INN as the shelter is only 3 miles away from Northwell. It was a very meaningful example of how their generosity can help people living in the local area...PHOTO
12U AA - TBD
12U AA MILNER - TBD
12U AA SOUND TIGERS - In February the team visited the Ronald McDonald House. The boys baked cookies and brownies for the residents and went on a tour of the facility...PHOTO
12U A RINX HVHL - TBD
12U A SOUND TIGERS - In January, the team organized a coat drive and donated the coats to the Salvation Army...PHOTO
14U AA - The team collected clothing, canned food, bottled water, basic medical supplies and even pet supplies to help out the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
14U AA SOUND TIGERS - TBD
15U AAA - TBD
16U AA - The parents and players of 16UAA Junior Islanders chose to help the victims of Hurricane Maria that destroyed Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico was in a state of crisis, and it desperately needed all the help it can get. Therefore, our group collected toiletries and essentials to send to help with relief efforts. Such personal care kits included soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wipes, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, etc. It was our pleasure to donate to such a worthy cause.