The Hartford Wolf Pack are staying busy in the community! Whether it's a player appearance, Sonar appearance, or an event attended by our staff, the Pack are committed to being present in Hartford and the surrounding communities. Below, you will see the events attended by a member of the Wolf Pack, broken down by month.
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Sonar was busy this June as he visited the 5th annual Kensington-Berlin Rotary Club Mini Golf fundraiser on June 4th, Field Day at Burns Elementary School on June 13th, and Mascot Day at the Hartford Athletic on June 17th.
The Community Foundation also attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the J4cob Roger Poulin Foundation’s ‘J4cob’s Arena’. The Foundation also made a $5,000 donation toward the project.
The Community Foundation also presented the FOX61 News Student News Sports Award winners with a $2,000 scholarship.
During the month of July, the Wolf Pack were out and about at local summer camps. Wolf Pack front office staff appeared at the YMCA’s Ellington and Glastonbury locations, the Bristol Boys & Girls Club, Camp Courant, and the CT Army National Guard’s Summer Camp at the Southington Armory to teach campers the game of hockey. In addition to teaching the fundamentals of the sport, Wolf Pack staffers took part in games with the campers. In all, the Wolf Pack made 11 stops at local camps during the month of July. In addition, the club donated tickets to 34 different community initiatives in and around the Hartford Community.
The Hartford Wolf Pack staff made several visits to the Bristol Boys and Girls Club during the month of July!
Camp Courant is always a staple for our staff during the summer months!
Our staff headed to the Connecticut National Guard Camp at Southington Armory to promote playing hockey!
The Ellington YMCA was also a fun stop!
There were a bunch of happy campers at the Glastonbury YMCA this month, as our staff made several stops here also.
During the month of August, the Wolf Pack were again out and about at local summer camps and community events. Wolf Pack front office staff appeared at the YMCA’s Ellington location, the Bristol Boys & Girls Club, and Camp Courant to teach campers the game of hockey. In addition to once again teaching campers the fundamentals of the sport, Wolf Pack staffers took part in games with the campers. In all, the Wolf Pack made four visits to local camps during the month of August. That brought the summer total to 15 camp visits.
In addition, Wolf Pack forward Turner Elson took time out of his preparations for the 2023-24 season to stop by the ‘I Play Harder Camp’ in West Hartford on August 10th. The camp is hosted at the Veterans Memorial Ice Rink in West Hartford and is run by Wolf Pack alumni Mike Harder.
On August 15th, members of the Wolf Pack front office made the short trip to the CREC headquarters in Hartford to help load backpacks for the organization’s annual ‘Back to School Bash’ on August 16th. 100’s of lucky kids in Hartford will receive these backpacks as they prepare for the school year.
Lastly, the Hartford Wolf Pack Community Foundation donated tickets to 38 (as of 8/16 and growing) organizations and community initiatives in the Greater Hartford Community.
Wolf Pack staff members joined some very happy campers at the Ellington YMCA on August 1st.
Our staff was in action once again - this time at the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol on August 2nd.
Campers at Mike Harder's 'I Player Harder' camp received a surprise visit from Wolf Pack forward, Turner Elson!
Wolf Pack staff helped the Capital Region Education Council stuff backpacks ahead of their annual 'Back to School' bash.
Sonar had three community appearances in September. They included:
*Sonar attended the ProHealth Health Fair in Manchester on September 13th.
*Sonar attended the Hebron Public Schools PTA night on September 26th (See Patrick for pictures).
*Sonar attended the ribbon cutting at the Talcott Financial building in downtown Hartford on September 28th
In September, the Hartford Wolf Pack donated tickets to 46 different organizations in the Greater Hartford area. This included youth sports organizations, various schools, the YMCA, United Way, and other community initiatives.
In the month of October, the Hartford Wolf Pack donated tickets to 35 different organizations. These organizations included youth sports organizations, community initiatives local to the Hartford area, schools, and hospitals.
Brett Berard and Brennan Othmann visited Timothy Edwards Middle School to meet with students on October 17th.
Sonar was a busy guy in October, making 13 appearances in the Hartford Community. Among his stops, Sonar appeared at the Hartford Marathon, numerous schools, Apple Harvest and Music Festival, and fall fest events.
In the month of November, the Hartford Wolf Pack donated tickets to 31 different organizations. These organizations included youth sports organizations, community initiatives local to the Hartford area, schools, and hospitals.
Player events and appearances included Matthew Robertson heading to Burr Middle School to drop off backpacks to Mrs. Misluck's class. Mrs. Misluck was nominated over the summer to receive backpacks for her class.
Sonar was also busy in November, stopping by numerous schools and youth hockey practices.
In the month of December, the Hartford Wolf Pack continued their ticket donation efforts, donating to numerous charities and schools in the Greater Hartford community.
On December 2nd, the Wolf Pack held their annual Teddy Bear Toss game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Early in the 2nd period, forward Brennan Othmann scored the goal that send the teddy's flying in Hartford's 5-4/OT win. A few days later on December 5th, Othmann visited CT Children's Medical Center (CCMC) to deliver the bears that he sent flying. Othmann was able to bring several smiles to the patients of CCMC. The Wolf Pack wore specialty jerseys during Teddy Bear Toss weekend that highlighted the relationship between the Pack and CCMC. The jerseys were auctioned off with all proceeds benefitting CCMC.
Bobby Trivigno, Matt Rempe, and Blake Hillman visited local schools to drop off backpacks. On December 5th, Trivigno went to Kinsella School, while Rempe went to Achievement First Hartford Elementary School. On December 19th, Hillman stopped by JFK Middle School in Enfield, CT.
On December 12th, Dylan Garand and Karl Henriksson went to the Bolton Ice Palace to skate with the Echo Stars during their Tuesday night practice.
On December 15th and 17th, the families of the Pack helped collect toys for the team's annual toy drive ahead of their games against the Rochester Americans and the Toronto Marlies. On December 20th, Brett Berard, Jake Leschyshyn, Riley Nash, Dylan Garand, Bobby Trivigno, and Louis Domingue brought toys from the toy drive to the patients of CCMC. Toys from the toy drive were also donated to Toys for Tots.
Players also got in the holiday spirit by creating their own holiday ornaments, which were auctioned off with all proceeds benefitting Hands on Hartford. Hands on Hartford is a social service nonprofit organization that serves Hartford’s most economically challenged residents.
Also in December, Sonar stopped by numerous Hartford area schools, Winterfest Hartford at Bushnell Park, and helped the guys drop off toys at CCMC on December 20th.