Laconia, N.H. — With a large gathering of hockey fans, host families, supporters and current Wolves’ players and staff crammed into Laconia City Hall, Monday’s City Council meeting was covered in a sea of red.
Gathering in anticipation to celebrate and partake in a special announcement, a city Proclamation from Laconia Mayor Edward Engler declared Monday, September 24 would officially be henceforth named as “New England Wolves Appreciation Day.”
“Due to your over 1000 hours of community service in the Lakes Region, the Laconia City Council would like to officially name Monday, September 24th, 2018 “New England Wolves Day,” Mayor Engler said.
Spearheaded by Host Family Dad and City Councilman Mark Haynes (host to Nathan Trull and Sam Russell) the Wolves’ proclamation came by way of their announcement as the “2017-18 EHL and EHLP Humanitarians of the Year” Award Winners.
Haynes and his wife Deb are huge supporters of the Wolves’ program and took it upon themselves to promote the community-based volunteerism that the Wolves have fully integrated into their program.
“Thanks to the city council of Laconia and Mayor Engler for the huge honor,” Wolves’ EHL Head Coach Tim Kunes said. “The entire organization is extremely proud to be recognized by the council.”
The Wolves have already begun to invest in their community for the 2018-19 season, volunteering with the United Way Day of Caring, the Laconia Multicultural Festival, Rochester Youth Hockey Dryland Skills Opening Day and a Host Family Appreciation Luncheon.
This Saturday, they will be joining the Pleasant Street School in Laconia for their Fall Festival and have a total of six benefit games planned for the 2018-19 season including a salute to First Responders and the 4th Annual JBT Benefit Game.
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“We will do our part to continue to have a positive impact in the community,” Kunes said.
For more information on the Wolves Program visit our website: www.ne-wolveshockey.com
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