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“Score for a Cure” Fundraiser hitting its goals

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In the world of sports, the greatest athletes are remembered for the records they set, the championships they win, and the ways in which they change the game. However, outside the world of sports, many of the greatest athletes in history will be remembered for their charity and humanitarian work. For example, Bobby Orr is considered the best defenseman in hockey history, but he is also known as perhaps one of the biggest figures in Boston sports history in terms of charities and fundraising for those less fortunate.

Right here on the hilltop, several members of the Men’s Hockey team have carried on that tradition of giving back to a cause that raises money for child cancer patients. In their “Score for a Cure” program, the team has invited fans to donate based on the cumulative number of goals the team scores and the amount of wins they earn.

Led by senior Captain Tucker Mullin, and sophomores Sean Jenkins and Liam McKillop, the team has been raising money and awareness for the Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire. Through the Team Impact program, they have been paired with 9-year-old Ben Roy, a surviving cancer patient whom they have welcome as a member of the team.

“CCL helped Benjamin when he was going through treatment, so we wanted to honor Ben and Team Impact by going further than just having a relationship, we wanted to make a difference for other families who are similarly situated and less fortunate,” said Mullin.

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The CCL offers both financial and emotional support for families in the area going through the difficulties of cancer and has been a blessing for countless families. Tucker and the members of the team recognized an opportunity to contribute to such a worthy cause and invite others to make a difference in the way that they have made a difference in Ben’s life.

Donations have run throughout the 2012-2013 season and have been met with great success. The boys have had a stellar season thus far with a 10-5-2 record with 63 goals over that span. With their success and the generosity of the donors, they have raised almost $2,000. With plenty of hockey left to play, you can be sure that number is going to rise.

When Tucker graduates, he will be remembered on the ice for being one of the great players in the program’s history. However, the contributions he and his teammates have made off the ice through their tireless work with Ben and their fundraising for the CCL will define them as hockey players, as Anselmians, and as people.

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“Score for a Cure” Fundraiser hitting its goals