Community Outreach Events
For the second year in a row, North Haven High School Cheerleading donated a fully decorated tree to the Ronald McDonald House Annual Trees of Hope, an event that has been held for thirty years which helps raise funds for children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Members of the team helped plan and construct a tree which will be displayed during the event which takes place at the Long Wharf Maritime Center in New Haven from December 7th through the 15th. More information can be found here.
On Sunday, December 15th, from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM, the Boys Ice Hockey team will host a special event to kickoff their 2019-20 campaign. Held at the Northford Ice Pavilion, members of the community are encouraged to meet the players, partake in a public skate, and have the opportunity to win prizes. Young fans will also be able to meet with Santa, who is stopping by to wish the team well. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Craig M Hillo Memorial Scholarship Fund. The following week on December 21st, the Boys Hockey team will be collecting donations for the North Haven Food Bank. This "Stuff a Bag" event will take place during the team's game against Stamford at the Northford Ice Pavilion at 7:45 PM.
Girls and Boys Tennis
For the past two years, members of the Girls and Boys Tennis team have participated in “ACEing Autism,” a national, non-profit program specifically geared for children ages five to nineteen on the autism spectrum. This two year program has accounted for over three hundred hours of community service and has built positive, long-lasting relationships within the community. The team will continue participating in this program this winter. Events will be held at the North Haven Health and Racquet Club with more specific dates to follow.
On November 9th, members of the North Haven High School Baseball team volunteered in their community by raking leaves at the houses of local veterans and their families. These athletes were joined by First Selectman Michael J. Freda and State Representative Dave Yaccarino. North Haven Ballplayers Rake Leaves for Local Veterans
Each spring, the Football team joins together to host their annual “Spring Brawl,” an intrasquad scrimmage held each June. Going on its ninth consecutive year, the event has helped raise over 80,000 dollars since its inception. The game looks to generate awareness and raise funds for a local charity or family each year. While many football programs around the state participate in scrimmages at the end of their respective spring practices, this event is run completely by student-athletes. The incoming senior class selects a charity, and the band and cheerleaders volunteer at the game. This past year’s game raised over 14,000 dollars for a local resident battling leukemia. The team is looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Spring Brawl (dates to follow later in the year).
This past year, members of the North Haven High School Girls Lacrosse team participated in work with the James Vick Foundation, a local organization that looks to provide athletic opportunities to boys and girls in underserved and underprivileged areas. Shea Saracino, a member of the Girls Lacrosse Team, was the first to participate, joining the foundation in a FreeLaxforAll, a free girls lacrosse clinic held in 2018. This past spring, members of the team helped in a FreeLaxforAll tournament. Their efforts hope to support a movement that brings together student-athletes of all backgrounds and help open doors for success. The team will continue to support events held by the James Vick Foundation into 2020 and beyond.
Last year, members of the Boys and Girls Basketball team joined with North Haven Youth Basketball to run “Slamma-Jamma Basketball Camp.” This event looks to bring in younger members of the community to build their skills as well as give high school athletes a chance to continue a tradition of excellence and town pride. The camp brings in athletes from ages seven to thirteen and focuses on building fundamental skills and agility, along with having fun. This camp is held every summer and is held at North Haven High School. Look forward to seeing you this summer.
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