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Hockey Helpers is a big hit

By Tony Scott, 01/26/13, 11:15AM CST


#2 ranked Wayzata Bantam AA shows off their sandwich making skills at Hockey Helpers

Boys and Girls from all over the metro made their way to Edina to make sandwiches for the homelesss. Youth Hockey Hub in partnership with The Sandwich Project teamed with 36 teams from associations like Wayzata, Edina, Minnetonka, Bloomington (Girls, Kennedy, and Jefferson) and many more.  Including Minneapolis, Eastview, Prior Lake, OMG, St. Louis Park, Woodbury and Chaska/Chanhassen.

The best part was the age range.  Mites from EP and Mpls knocked out bread, meat, and cheese along with their hockey partners from Wayzata Bantam AA and Edina U14s.

After 4 hours of preparation, packing and distribution…the kids made over 5,000 sandwiches.  Sandwiches that get delivered to homeless shelters and low income foodshelves on a weekly basis.  The Sandwich Project board member Matt Lockhart was on had to explain to the kids the importance of what the volunteers is and how this project helps feed kids just like them just miles away from where they live.  ”It’s amazing how similar some of the people we feed are to the people who actually make the sandwiches.”

A morning making sandwiches makes a bad call by a referee or a tough loss seem so immaterial at the end of the day.

A huge thanks to Event Organizer Amy O’Neill and all of the Team Managers, parents and coaches for getting these kids out of bed and into their team apparel and ready to serve.  It was truly a great experience.

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