The 8th Annual Not So Mini One on One and 9th Annual JBT game reached a new standard in 2024, setting a high donation total over $40,000.00.
The event, held annual each winter at the Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia, featured a hotly contested EHL matchup with the New England Wolves facing off against the NH Avalanche.
Online donations and support for the shooters prior to the event exceeded their goal total of $30,000.00 and kept climbing. By the night of the event on Saturday, the total was $40,212.00 with another few thousand dollars donated in person at the rink.
All the donations go to the Cure Starts Now foundation, whose motto reads, "The Cure Starts Now represents something truly different. For us it’s not about fighting just one cancer, but the elimination of cancer as a whole. We believe as the experts do; that in order to truly cure cancer you have to focus on those cancers that are the biggest bullies like DIPG. The Cure Starts Now is the first cancer charity dedicated to this “homerun cure.” To date, the NH Chapter for the Cure Starts Now has raised over 1 million dollars to go towards cancer research. Click on this link to learn more- Home | The Cure Starts Now
With almost a thousand fans in attendance, the Wolves also honored Mischa Fay, a local boy and former Wolves Youth Hockey player who was tragically killed last New Years. His number 18 was retired in a ceremony during the first intermission by Wolves Management, and the number 18 was forfeited by current player Alex Valentini and handed to Mischa's father, Merrill Fay.
Wolves Management would like to Thank all the fans who attended and supported the event. All the shooters who raised money. The Eastern Hockey League and the NH Avalanche for participating. The Fay Family for allowing the Wolves to retire Mischa's number. Lastly but not least, a special Thanks to the Thompson Family for all their time and effort in putting the event together and for allowing the Wolves to play the game for their son John Bradley Thompson.
For more information on the Wolves visit their website- www.ne-wolveshockey.com
Senior Night for Holt.
I would be remiss if I didn't send you a thank you for 2 of the best years of hockey Holt had. Not only did you make Holt a better hockey player, you made Holt a better young man.
The Wolves organization showed Holt that it was about way more than hockey. It was about becoming a good citizen, a good student, and a good friend.
Thank you for your belief in Holt.
Holt chased his dream and achieved it.
Now, he chases a new dream and just landed a job as a tournament operations assistant for the PGA Tour. He will be in Seattle for 3 months, setting up a major tournament for them and then grad school in the fall.
Thank you for being a great coach and mentor.
The New England Wolves have once again dedicated this Home Game to celebrate the memory of John Bradley Thompson and raise awareness and research funding for The Cure Starts Now Foundation.
The Cure Starts Now focuses on the Homerun Cure to all cancers by concentrating our research funding efforts on one of the deadliest forms of cancer, DIPG. With over $29 million in pediatric brain cancer research and support funding to date in conjunction with our DIPG/DMG Collaborative Partners, you can rest assured that 100% of your donation, after credit card processing, will go directly to innovative research. Please join us in funding crucial research to save our youngest of warriors.
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