Athletes Giving Back
The NHIAA and Life of an Athlete are proud to share stories of student-athletes giving back in their communities. Part of the responsibility of being a student-athlete is to provide service to others less fortunate. We would like to encourage NHIAA member schools to take advantage of service opportunities and continue to foster unity in the community and across the state of New Hampshire.
Berlin High School – Girls Ice Hockey
The varsity girls ice hockey team at Berlin High School volunteered their time between practices and games to help out with the Toys for Tots Program. Great work, Mountaineers!
Windham High School – Boys Freshman Basketball
Coach Blair and his boys freshman basketball team conducted a Toys for Tots drive at Windham High School. Great job, Jaguars!
Pittsfield High School – Boys Basketball
Members of the boys basketball program at Pittsfield Middle High School unloaded trucks for the Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce for their annual Children’s Store. They spent the day handing out holiday food packages for the local food pantry to local residents and surrounding towns. Nice job, Panthers!
Stevens High School – Swim Team
The swim team at Stevens High School spent an evening at the Soup Kitchen in Claremont. Joined by other members of the community, members of the team helped stuff 150 Christmas stockings for children in the community. The stockings were stuffed with various items, such as fruit, candy, toothbrushes and more. Way to spread the holiday cheer, Cardinals!
Derryfield High School – Field Hockey
The Derryfield School is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this year, and have committed to doing “50 Acts of Kindness”, one for each year of school. Members of the field hockey team rang bells at Market Basket the Saturday before Christmas for the Salvation Army. Between the hours of 11AM and 6PM, the Cougars collected over $385 for the Salvation Army!
Goffstown High School – Boys Ice Hockey
The boys ice hockey team at Goffstown High School took time off the ice to help the local food pantry unload deliveries. Great work, Grizzlies!
Kennett High School – Boys and Girls Basketball
Boys and girls basketball teams at Kennett High School joined forces to put on a Shoot-A-Thon for the Angles and Elves program. The Eagles raised over $2,000! Excellent work!
Kennett High School – Ice Hockey
Kennett High School’s ice hockey team organized a Teddy Bear Toss at a recent home game. The team collected 75 teddy bears and $84 for the Angles and Elves program. Great idea, Eagles!
Pembroke Academy – Boys JV Soccer
Boys JV soccer players at Pembroke Academy participated in a Food Packing Community Service Project at the Air National Guard Building in Concord. Great project, Spartans!
Spaulding High School – Spirit
Members of the spirit team at Spaulding High School took time to travel to Pease Air Force Base to greet soldiers returning home. Awesome job, Red Raiders!
Salem High School- Boys Basketball
Members of the boys basketball team at Salem High School took time out of their busy schedule to work a basketball clinic for young athletes at Barron Elementary School. Great work, Blue Devils!
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