Happy 2016

Hi LPF followers! Happy 2016!

I wanted to start with a quick look back at 2016 before we move forward.

Since LPF's inception, we have donated over a million dollars worth of equipment. A little under half of that was in 2015 alone.

Hi LPF followers! Happy 2016!

I wanted to start with a quick look back at 2016 before we move forward.

Since LPF's inception, we have donated over a million dollars worth of equipment. A little under half of that was in 2015 alone.

This year we had a little over 1,000 man hours of volunteer work for our organization. Volunteering helps Max and I be more organized, efficient, and focused. I personally got to take part in our most recent expansion. One of our rockstar volunteers, Arthur Lee, and his family helped me add a third row of shelving which required us to make a huge mess. The next day a group of eight families came in and helped me put the place back together. That's just one example of an experience that has helped shape my time here. It's certainly meaningful to see how many people want to volunteer their time here and are genuinely happy to help us out.

The biggest surprise for Max and I these past three months has certainly been the results of our collection with the Washington Capitals. We have now collected close to $80,000 worth of hockey equipment from 5 local ice rinks. In February we will begin distributing it all.

I played street hockey for years with the kids on my block growing up, but never really took it anywhere. This year I have started playing floor hockey (in DCHL. We have done collection drives with them as well) and more recently ice hockey. Even at 26 years old I am having so much fun honing my stick and skating skills. It's such a blast. The thing I am most looking forward to this year is being able to provide kids with opportunities for ice hockey. If I can enjoy it as much as I am now, I can imagine its going to be pretty great for kids to try it their first time as well, and I would love to see some of their faces first hand.


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