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Wolves U18 Coach Organizes Charity Event

10/25/2018, 11:15am EDT
By Staff Reports

Honors Wolfeboro Native Ben Baldwin

As reported in the Granite State News...

by Elissa Paquette

May 09, 2018

“WOLFEBORO — A fatal crash on Route 28, just south of the Ossipee/Wolfeboro town line on Wednesday, May 2, sent shock waves through the Wolfeboro community and beyond.

As first reported by the Wolfeboro Police Department, the accident involved a red Mack dump truck, which went into a "non-controllable hard-right turn, later crashing into a large pine tree."

Members of the Wolfeboro, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, and Wakefield Fire Rescue Departments arrived at the crash site to extract the driver, who was treated at the scene by EMS and paramedics from Huggins Hospital and medavacked to Maine Medical. His grandson, later identified as six year old Ben Baldwin, a student at Carpenter Elementary School, was found deceased in the cab of the truck, and appeared to have died on impact, according to a press report from Police Chief Dean Rondeau.”


In Ben Baldwin’s name, Kingswood HS Head Coach and NE wolves U18 Coach Mike Potenza organized a fundraising youth Hockey tournament at Pop Whalen rink for this past weekend.  To date the fundraiser has generated over 15k in funds for a charity that will Benefit youth athletics and provide opportunities for youth to participate in sports.

Youth Hockey teams for all over NH participated including Lakes Region Lakers and Berlin.

”We are lucky to have a coach such as Mike Potenza within our Wolves program.” Commented GM Andrew Trimble.  “He not only does a great job with his teams, but makes an impact in his players lives and his community.  Great job Coach Mike!!”


to support the family of Ben Baldwin check out their Go fund Me page-

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