Several of the Bartlett, Wheaton North and West Chicago combined High School hockey team players, the Wildhawks, participated in Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Community Service Event Monday, February 11th. Many families participated as a whole unit.
The Wildhawks are a force to be reckoned with. They are a powerhouse on the ice, but have hearts of gold off the ice. Last year they participated in events for the Midwest Shelter and the Epilepsy Foundation. They like to spread the love around!
The players and their families that were present on Monday included the following:
FMSC is a Christian 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The group serves nearly 70 countries; committed to feeding God’s children – both their body and spirit.
The way that Feed My Starving Children works is that people gather in the meeting place, watch a clip about the good work FMSC does and then, after thoroughly washing their hands, gather in the auditorium to hand-packed, nutritious, specifically formulated rice meals for malnourished children in the various countries.
Being the competitive, hard-working athletes and supportive parents that they are, this group rocked the house! In fact, they had so much fun that they are considering making it a regular event that they will participate in. The next date that they are considering is April 29th. This group is nothing but good, on the ice and off! They are in the process of organizing players and families as this article is being typed!
Last year, one of their players, Reese Stoneburner, won the 2012 Metro West Leadership award. The award takes into account that Stoneburner donates many hours of time to philanthropy. It was certainly a proud moment for the player, his team and his league – not to mention his parents and brother!
Last night, the players and their parents began their evening at All Seasons Ice Arena located at 31W330 North Aurora Road in Naperville where they shared a pizza dinner from 6:30 until 7:30. From there they took a short jaunt to FMSC at 555 Exchange Court in Aurora and signed in at 7:45. They packed meals until 9:00 p.m.
Not only did some team members proudly show their faces last night, but participated in the Labor Day Parade, rollerblading with the Epilepsy Foundation. They may have even more giving to do before the year is out. Stay tuned and to all you wonderful Wildhawks out there, keep up the great work!