IN THE COMMUNITY
OHIO Hockey Captures National Community Service Award
Athens, OH The American Collegiate Hockey Association awarded the OHIO University Bobcat hockey team with their annual ACHA Division I award for “Outstanding Charitable Volunteerism and Charitable Fundraising.” OHIO was selected from three ACHA Division I finalists for the award (Oklahoma and Iowa State were the other ACHA Division I finalists.)
“It is a great honor for our program. Our players are dedicated to volunteerism and it is a big part of OHIO Hockey,” stated head coach Sean Hogan. “Our alumni efforts for the Ice Ghosts games are tremendous,” Hogan continued. “It is amazing what Jim Fuhs and that group has done.”
OHIO Hockey received the award for a strong year of charitable outreach. OHIO Hockey introduced the First Annual Teddy Bear Toss for Athens County Child Services which provided over 150 new stuffed toys that were donated as holiday gifts.
The Bobcats also hosted the Annual Ice Ghost Games and raised over $10,000 for the American Cancer Society. OHIO Hockey also hosted an event for the Athens Food Pantry and raised over 200 pounds of food via a food drive. OHIO players visited several area elementary schools as well as hosted “Skate with the ‘Cats” nights at Bird Arena. Several local youth hockey players were treated to time on the ice with OHIO Hockey players and were hosted in the Bobcat dressing room throughout the season.