There are no other words to describe the joy you have brought into our lives, especially the lives of our children. We have five sons. All of them play some form of hockey. Their love of hockey was passed down as I played when I was younger. Unfortunately, it has been a very hard struggle keeping them playing ever since my wife was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. The medical bills are astronomical. We did not want to take away the sport our boys love to play, but were finding it very difficult to pay this year. You have now made it possible for our boys to play this season and all of us are extremely grateful to Rock for Hockey and ALL of the donors for what they have just done for us. Our children have been playing hockey since they were little, beginning with foot to roller to their ultimate favorite, ice. Watching them develop as players has been a parents pride and joy. They have all matured into competitive players, yet are always a team player and also respectful of the opponents they play against. They also help give back to their sport as they work and volunteer for their rink by helping the younger players, assisting the coaches, helping to ready the rink during the summer for the next season. They have learned all sides of how hockey works and realize it is more than just a game. They have gained a new respect for the sport they love.
For our children and our family, we thank you,
The Heydt Family
Old York Road Raiders
I don’t know where to even begin to thank you so much for the financial assistance. I read this email this morning at a red light on my way to work. I immediately started crying tears of joy. You have no idea how much this helps us to keep Donovan on the ice. We are so very thankful to Rock for Hockey for the scholarship. Our son’s passion is hockey and to be able to continue to give him his dream means a great deal to us. We would like to thank all of the donors that make this possible. To help our child continue the journey that makes him the happiest is the greatest gift. You will never truly know how much your generosity means to our child and our family. On behalf of our son, Donovan, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
The Smith Family, Lehigh Valley Rebels (DVHL)
Our family has made so many life-long friends through hockey. Our son, Michael, has grown and matured over the last four years because of the great teammates he has played with. We are so appreciative to this organization for what they do to help keep kids on the ice, and playing the game they love. This scholarship is helping Michael stay on the ice this year. Without it, we are not sure that would have happened. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
- The Payton Family, Delaware Stars Youth Ice Hockey Association (DVHL)
I cannot thank you enough for the generosity of your organization. Bryce uses hockey in more ways than one. He truly loves and has passion for this sport. It helps control his ADHD symptoms, which helps him focus better on and off the ice. He loves sharing his love for the sport and does so by helping out younger teams at practice. I can not imagine his life, or ours without hockey. We truly appreciate all you do for so many to stay playing the sport they love. Thank you!
The Doherty Family, Exton Kings (DVHL)
My family and I would like thank you for the award that was given to our youngest son, Ian. Although he is a typical 11-year-old boy, he has had issues with dyslexia, a speech impediment, being bullied, and being small for his age. Children have not been kind to him and he has found a great deal of camaraderie and friendship with his “hockey family”.
– The Goolsby Family, Delaware Stars (DVHL)