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Hockey teams raise $3,070 for wounded vets

June 6, 2014
Lake Placid News

To the editor:

(The following letter was submitted to the Wounded Warrior Project in March from the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake High School hockey programs.)

Dear Wounded Warrior Project:

On Jan. 4 and Feb. 7, the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake High School hockey teams competed in games that benefited the Wounded Warrior Project. Players from these rival teams solicited jersey sponsors that earned the WWP nearly $1,000. Furthermore, the gate admission from both games was donated to the WWP. This was especially generous by our schools and communities because that gate usually benefits the Lake Placid High School Varsity Club and the Saranac Lake Youth Hockey Association. Lastly, we sold T-shirts at the event which raised approximately $400 and collected other donations from community members.

Enclosed with this letter are two checks with the overall sum total of $3,070. The communities of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake were key in contributing to these Wounded Warrior events and both our teams were proud to have raised money for such a vital cause. Having these shared events between our two teams was a great opportunity, and we only hope the money will help returning soldiers from combat. It was also our hope that we raised awareness to the Wounded Warrior Project and its several functions.

When you receive this donation, please verify it by emailing Keith Clark at That would be greatly appreciated.


Keith Clark

Will Ellsworth

Head hockey coaches

Lake Placid and Saranac Lake high schools



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