STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder, a two-time recipient of the ECHL “Award of Excellence,”announced members of the team will host underprivileged youth for a rare hockey experience in time for the holidays at their home game against the Utah Grizzlies on Dec. 11 and a special gift sharing event on Dec. 13.
Members of the Thunder, including players and coaching staff participating through the Hockey Players 4 Kids (HP4K) foundation and its “Give Moore for the Holidays” program, will host 23 youth residents of the Mary Graham Children’s Shelter in Stockton with free tickets for a night out at the Thunder’s final home game before the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Each player and member of the coaching staff will visit the same group of children at the United Way of San Joaquin County in Stockton on Monday, Dec. 13 and present gifts to the group of children.
Hockey Players 4 Kids is a foundation consisting of nearly 40 hockey players from across the world, including Thunder defenseman Daryl Marcoux, Anaheim Ducks forward George Parros and Philadelphia Flyers forward Darroll Powe. It aims to reach local communities of professional hockey teams and positively impact the lives of local youth through several programs during each year.
More information about HP4K can be found at www.hp4k.org. The United Way of San Joaquin County is located at 401 East Main Street in Stockton.