Just under a month ago I posted about a boy who was in need of some hockey gear as his family was not able to afford it. I titled the post "A Call For Hockey Help!".
I'm here to tell you now that some good folks of Columbus have answered that call!!!
Thanks to the tremendous help of Thom Wright of Hockey Beats Down, a bunch of players from the Rusty Pucks (pictured below in pink), NetJets and Fireballs CAHL teams as well as some contributions from your favorite bloggers here we were not only able to donate a bunch of new and used equipment to get the young boy named Dmitri on his skates but we also raised and donated $160 dollars to help Dmitri and his family purchase the missing pieces.
I'm here to tell you it was quite a scene this past Saturday at the Easton Chiller. It was one of those moments that made us all feel good inside and as Thom so eloquently put it - how cool was it to see Dmitri's mom tear up..... for all the right reasons?!
Again I want to thank everyone who donated some equipment and money to help launch Dmitri's hockey career. This is the exact kind of thing I envisioned when the Hits For Hockey program was launched and this is a scene I hope to repeat more often than not in the future.
Good luck Dmitri!!