Have you ever wondered what a hockey player does on his day off? Well, if you are an Admiral, you spend it volunteering.
After a series of away games, the Admirals came back to Hampton Roads armed and ready to volunteer. On November 14, the team, along with their wives, girlfriends, and Admirals staff, volunteered for Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads.
Habitat for Humanity serves the communities of South Hampton Roads by eliminating substandard housing and providing an opportunity of home ownership for qualified low-income families.
Waking up and arriving at the Scope at 8:30am, the team was ready to begin their day. The team divided up and worked at two different houses – one in Portsmouth and the other in Chesapeake.
After arriving at the sites, the team assisted with emptying out the houses, ripping up carpet, wiping down surfaces, and painting the interior.
Throughout the day, the team could be seen laughing and joking around, while doing a good deed.
"We had a great time," stated Scott Jackson. "It was great to see how much of a difference we made in such a short time period. Kudos to Habitat for getting volunteers to do such great work."
At the Chesapeake location, the team had the honor to work with the family who will move into the house. About meeting the homeowners, Eric Neilson stated, "It was nice to meet the homeowners and see the smiles that the team brought to their faces. How much they appreciated what we were doing meant a lot to me and the team."
The next team volunteering excursion will be when they visit wounded warriors on December 1.
Help the Admirals raise money for a good cause! On September 7, 2011, 44 lives were lost as a plane carrying the Russian KHL Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team went down after takeoff. In a united effort to show support, the hockey world has created Love for Lokomotiv in hopes to raise money for the grieving families. Make sure to come out on December 2nd to purchase red silicone Love for Lokomotiv bracelets on the concourse before the puck drops and during intermissions. The price is $10 per bracelet and all proceeds will go back to the foundation. Help us remember the hockey players lost, especially former Admiral Igor Korolev who lost his life.