Thursday, 06 December 2018 16:44

Lakers Hockey Teams Work to ‘Ice’ Hunger

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Pictured above are members from both hockey teams, representatives from the SUNY Oswego SEFA United Way Campaign Committee, United Way staff, and representatives from both the Human Concerns Center and Salvation Army of Oswego County, which were the agencies that shared this year’s collection. Pictured above are members from both hockey teams, representatives from the SUNY Oswego SEFA United Way Campaign Committee, United Way staff, and representatives from both the Human Concerns Center and Salvation Army of Oswego County, which were the agencies that shared this year’s collection. Submitted photo

Members of the SUNY Oswego community recently presented the United Way of Greater Oswego County with a donation of nonperishable food items and toys collected during the Men’s and Women’s ice hockey games held Nov. 30.

As part of this annual tradition of giving, spectators were encouraged to bring donations to the Friday games to support the United Way’s impact area of ending hunger across Oswego County. Last year alone, United Way funded agencies provided more than 150,000 meals throughout the county. This year the many boxes of collected food items were shared between the Human Concerns Center and The Salvation Army of Oswego County.

On hand to present the donations were members of both hockey teams and representatives from the SUNY Oswego SEFA United Way Campaign Committee, which hosts multiple fundraisers throughout the year to support the work of the United Way.

“We are thankful for everyone who donated food and toys at both hockey games,” said Lexie Wallace, United Way resource development director. “We are also grateful for the year-round support we receive from the SUNY Oswego community. Whether it’s their athletic department holding a food drive or the SEFA Committee putting on a special event, their support truly helps to make a difference in our community.”

SUNY Oswego will continue giving back to the community by hosting the Holiday Skate with the Lakers from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. The annual event is held in the Marano Campus Center and features holiday music, a visit from Santa Claus, a hockey jersey raffle, and concessions provided by Auxiliary Services. Admission is $3 per person, and skates can be rented for an additional $3 fee.

Funds raised by the annual Holiday Skate with the Lakers will benefit the United Way of Greater Oswego County. To learn more about the local United Way and the 31 programs it helps fund, visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

For more information about the SUNY Oswego SEFA Campaign, visit Oswego.edu/sefa.

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