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Every year, the Charlotte Rush go out of their way to try and do the right things.
What does that mean?
Well , when you are developing players to be men and college students around the game of hockey sometimes getting perspective on sacrifice and leadership from first responders helps. Every year the Rush honor those who are first responders, and every year the team learns about leadership from first responders in their area. Assistant Coach Trevor Kleckner talked about the day and the weekend ahead.
“ Today our Premier leadership group visited the Pineville Fire Department to show their appreciation for First Responders within the community. The players presented the department with an original Rush jersey while also showing them our player of the game helmet, which is an authentic FDNY firefighter’s helmet. Our organization has always understood the importance of First Responders and their sacrifice they make to keep us and the community safe.
The players also had the opportunity to talk with the staff within the firehouse about brotherhood, sacrifice, and loyalty. It was great for them to hear a different perspective on these topics especially with firefighters who risk their lives working as a team. Our captains have done a great job leading our team so far and I believe talking with the firefighters has only enhanced their abilities to continue leading the way.
This Saturday we will be hosting our First Responders/Military Appreciation Night. All First Responders and Military Personnel will be granted free admission with an official ID.”
The Rush will also be honoring former Pineville Firefighter Richard Sheltra, who tragically died in the line of duty in 2016 and all of our local first responders at this Saturday’s games for the Premier and Elite groups.
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