Varsity Hockey Players Hand Out Gifts at Westmoreland Road Elementary School
The seniors on the Whitesboro Varsity Hockey team know there’s more to what they do than just performing at a high level on the ice.
They are also role models - - especially for the Whitesboro Central School District’s younger students.
That’s why for the third year in a row, the team’s seniors - - Matt Hajdasz, Jake Hyer, Jovon Muccitelli, Cameron Rorick, Nick Welch and Drew Weller - - visited Westmoreland Road Elementary School’s second and third grade 15:1:1 students in mid-December, just before Christmas.
Like every year, the players - - with the help of the Whitesboro Varsity Hockey Boosters - - purchased and wrapped gifts for the students to open. They also played games and munched on some holiday treats.
“It’s important for our younger students to see and be around good role models,” said Laurie Schoen, a special education teacher at Westmoreland Road Elementary School. “When the kids meet the varsity hockey players, they are super excited, especially the boys. It’s good for them to see why it’s important to be active growing up, and that there’s positive things to do, like playing a sport.”
The Whitesboro Varsity Hockey team was joined by Head Coach Todd Manley.
Mrs. Schoen’s students would like to thank the Whitesboro Varsity Hockey team for spending time with them and its boosters for their generosity!