FRAMINGHAM – Members of the Framingham State University men’s hockey team, coming off their first win of the season, volunteered at Hemenway Elementary’s first-ever Fun Run today, Nov. 2.
Framingham State University’s new hockey coach Guy Angers is Hemenway Elementary first grade teacher Lauren Angers’ dad.
“As invigorating and entertaining sports is, its most noteworthy quality is the sense of unity and altruism it instills. None of us would be where we are today academically or athletically if it wasn’t for the sacrifices of our teammates, ourselves, and most of all, our parents. Similarly, when a game garners fans from all over, attendants are sacrificing valuable time out of their day to cheer on and encourage the participants. For this reason, Framingham State Hockey is more than just a team; it is a community. As such, it is important for us to give back to those who help us and allow us to play the game we love,” wrote the team to Hemenway Elementary.
“All of our home games take place immediately after learn-to-play programs and youth team practices, so many of our fans are kids that stick around, eager to catch a glimpse of what future levels of hockey are in store,” wrote the hockey team.
“Being directly in the public eye, we are a representation of the integrity and principles of not only our team, but more importantly the school and town as a whole. Thus, as role models, we have a responsibility to foster an environment of humility and tenacity as great people first and foremost, rather than as good athletes. Furthermore, if a team comes together for a win, it is merely a statistic; but when a community comes together, the results are immeasurable. Therefore we take pride in, and are grateful for, any opportunity we get to positively influence the lives of everyone we share this town with,” wrote the team to Hemenway Elementary School.