By Kara Kimbrough
The Journal of South Mississippi Business
BILOXI, Miss. – When the Mississippi Sea Wolves skate off the ice at the end of either the season or their short career, their contributions to the Gulf Coast don’t end. Team members, both active and retired, feel compelled to give back to their adopted home in appreciation for the success achieved as members of the minor league hockey team.
The past year, area schools, charities, churches and Coast residents looking for affordable housing benefited from the business, charitable and entrepreneurial efforts of several Sea Wolves team members and alumni.
Giving back to the community is important to the league that has called the Gulf Coast home for the past 12 years, said Bill Yates, president of the Sea Wolves.
“The Sea Wolves are indebted to the Gulf Coast and we feel a strong commitment to be involved in the community in every possible way,” Yates said. “If you are going to be a professional organization, you have to give back to the community. But it’s more than an obligation to us. We love the Coast, this is our home and we are grateful for the chance to help others.”