Laconia, NH. With a large gathering of Hockey Fans, Host Families, Supporters, kids and current Wolves players and staff crammed into Laconia City Hall, Monday’s City Council meeting was covered in a sea of red. They were gathering to celebrate and partake in a special announcement. By city Proclamation from Laconia Mayor Edward Engler, Monday September 24, 2018 was officially 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”. said Mayor Edward Engler.
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 & EHLP “Humanitarians of the Year” award winners. Haynes (& 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 full integrated into their program.
“Thanks to the city council of Laconia and mayor Engler for the huge honor.” said Wolves EHL Head Coach Tim Kunes. “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 with volunteering completed 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 6 Benefit Games planned for the 2018-19 season including a salute to First Responders and the 4th Annual JBT Benefit Game.
Coach Tim Kunes continued, “We will do our part to continue to have a positive impact in the community.”
For more information on the Wolves Program visit our website- www.ne-wolveshockey.com