Laconia, NH. The New England Wolves Hockey Program, based out of Laconia, NH, was honored on Tuesday November 13th with the Volunteer Program Champion Award by the Spirit of New Hampshire Awards. The award event was held at the Capital Center for the Arts in downtown Concord, NH.
The Wolves, coming off the 2017-18 EHL/EHLP “Humanitarian of the Year “ Award was chosen by the Spirit of New Hampshire Award committee, “In acknowledgement of your exemplary contributions to volunteerism and to the betterment of life in New Hampshire.” In person to receive the awards were Co- Owners, Tim Kunes and Andrew Trimble.
“We are very appreciative to receive such an honor, and thank the committee for recognizing us.” said Trimble. “Giving back and paying forward is part of our programs culture here in Laconia. Receiving such an award, and standing with people who are serving in dangerous rescue zones, or with patients in hospice is truly humbling.”
In 2017-18 the Wolves dedicated over 1000 man hours to projects in the Lakes Region, including PumpkinFest, United Way Day of Caring, the Pond Hockey Classic, The Max Toy Drive (benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital) and much more. Additionally, they held benefit games for the NH Humane Society, Maria Mayne and the 3rd Annual JBT Benefit Game which to date has raised almost $50,000.00 for the Cure Starts Now foundation.
On September 24, 2018, the city of Laconia issued a proclamation naming the day “New England Wolves Day”.