$36,000 raised in first season
The March 14 game against the Red Wings Alumni marked the end of the first season for the SC4 Alumni Hockey Dream Team with over $36,000 in donations to benefit students and local charities.
The game against the Red Wings Alumni brought the largest turnout of supporters and brought in a net donation of $30,500 for the SC4 Alumni Association and student scholarships.
Starting Oct. 17 the Dream Team, a group made of local supporters and SC4 alumni, played five games raising money for various organizations such as the Jayden Lamb Memorial Foundation and D.A.R.E., Drug Abuse Resistance Education; a program that seeks to educate children on substance abuse.
D.A.R.E. Community Service Officer Adrianne Mynsberge was in attendance for the game the SC4 Alumni played against the Port Huron Police and the Port Huron Fire Dept.
“All of the money that was donated from ticket sales goes directly to the Port Huron D.A.R.E. program to purchase supplies, books, and t-shirts for all the students,” said Mynsberge. “The program is very strong in Port Huron.”
Manager and Coach of the Dream Team David Goetze is positive about the turnout of the season.
“Of course it’s nice if you can win, and though we were one in four, in my mind we were five in o. It’s all about raising money for the charities.”
The game schedule for the 2014-2015 season is in the planning stage and will be announced closer to the beginning of the season.
“I think they had a good time even from day one. We did it for charity. No one was delusional and thought we were going for the Stanley Cup,” said Goetze. “We were giving back to our students; that’s why we do it.”