Long Island Enforcers Thrive in Community Service Opportunity

Another display of teams participating in community events is the Long Island Enforcers 12U Futures Silver 2 team. On October 29th the team volunteered at the Nassau County AHRC Walk. AHRC is a non-profit that empowers children and adults with developmental disabilities to live and work in the community and enjoy greater independence and self-determination. All funds raised during the Walk help to support the AHRC Foundation.

The day started bright and early for the team as they helped unload the staff’s vans of supplies and continued throughout the morning setting up everything needed to get the Walk ready for the participants. The team did the “heavy lifting” for the staff and their help didn’t go unnoticed as one of the organizers from the Walk shared this after the event, “please share with the coach, parents, and ‘Enforcers’ that this was the kindest, group of young people that we have had in a long time! They were so helpful, and seeing them participate like this truly restores our vision for an inclusive community.” Their willingness to volunteer paired with their positive attitude contributed to a successful day helping AHRC and showed how the hockey community can help out and be part of the community at large.

This was the first time the team participated in this event but proved to be an extremely successful team outing. Coach Tom Cairo said “I cannot begin to express how proud I am of my 12U Enforcers for their participation in the AHRC event. They displayed character, teamwork and maturity beyond their years. I am extremely honored to be their coach. Keep up the hard work and discipline. Go Enforcers.”

Participating in community service off the ice helps to build team bonds and also shows the players the importance of giving back and being part of something beyond the ice rink. It was great to hear about the team volunteering for the AHRC Walk - keep up the good work!