The Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Hockey teams both hosted charity games this past week, the Boys’ on Saturday, February 16 versus Kent School, CT and the Girls’ team on Saturday, February 23 versus Worcester Academy, MA.
The charity game is an annual tradition for the Boys’ team during which the team has chosen a cause for which they fundraise and dedicate a game.
The team chose the ALS Association for the past two years given the organization's close ties with team—Paul McCluskey, father of Jack ‘20, is currently living with ALS. Paul has attended the game the past two years to ceremoniously drop the puck with his son and the Canterbury captains. The team hit its $6,000 goal in support of ALS research in donation to the ALS Association, a nearly $2,000 increase from their 2018 goal. “While the game didn’t end in our favor,” noted Lucas Williams ‘19 at School Meeting the following Monday, “We as a community did something bigger than hockey that night. Thank you.”
The Girls’ team similarly chose to support a cause that affects the team personally—Jade ‘21 organized the team’s Coaches vs. Cancer event for the American Cancer Society in support of her mother who is battling the disease. She dropped the game puck with Jade and Rachael ‘19, both team captains. Both fundraisers were truly a full Canterbury community effort with donations streaming in from current and past students and parents as well as faculty, staff, and friends and family members of hockey players.
Thank you to all who supported both of the causes championed by our teams.