NAHL partners again with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is proud to announce the league will once again spend the month of November with a heightened focus on recognizing and giving back to military members and their families.
During the month of November, the NAHL and its 29 member clubs will be partnering with and fundraising for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, which provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. The NAHL Member Teams raised over $27,000.00 last season and look forward to another successful campaign.
“We’re grateful for the NAHL’s ongoing partnership and for continuing to stand with us in support of these young scholars who have lost so much,” said David Kim, co-founder, and CEO of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. “Investing in the education of Gold Star children is one of the best ways we can honor those who lost their lives defending our country.”
The vision of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to ensure that every child of a fallen patriot receives all necessary college funding. They are dedicated to serving the families of combat casualties and military training accidents as well as other duty-related deaths. Research has found that nearly 25,000 dependents have been left behind by troops who have fallen in the line of duty over the past 35 years. Many surviving families struggle to make ends meet with 53% of surviving spouses making less than $50,000 per year. A bachelor’s degree offers one of the highest economic returns in the educational system. On average, bachelor’s degree holders make 74% more in median lifetime earnings than those with a high school diploma.
“We are pleased to be partnering again with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, as it is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. Losing a parent in the line of duty is something that no child should have to go through, so this is a small way of giving back and saying thank you to those military families that have sacrificed so much for all of us,” said NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld.
In addition to a variety of related activities in local markets, NAHL Member teams will embark on a bit of friendly competition as they work to raise the most funds, with a prize for the winner. The NAHL will support their efforts with a series of videos and social media posts in support of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation as well as updates on the teams’ efforts throughout the month.
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NAHL teams will also be recognizing the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation during home games throughout the month to help spread awareness and assist in the fundraising efforts.