Special to Vegas Hockey
Las Vegas – The defending National Champions AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u held a charity skate – organized by defenseman Tristan Nelson – at the Sobe Ice Arena on Saturday to Provide Comfort for the Homeless.
Organized by defenseman Tristan Nelson this was the second year for the event. Hockey fans and folks donated 81 hats, more than 50 pairs of gloves and other winter clothes to help keep the homeless warm this winter.
Amanda Reber heard about the even through social media. She spent the next few weeks hand-knitting 25 hats, 25 pairs of gloves and 25 scarves which she brought and donated.
In addition $2,648 was raised. People who came skated for free at the Sobe Ice Arena.
The NHL Vegas Golden Knights Foundation matched monetary donations to the tune of $2500!
An authenic NHL Vegas Golden Knights team-autographed hockey stick was raffled off at this event with all proceeds going to the homeless.
In total $5,148 was raised to help homeless adults, youth and children in Las Vegas. Funds will be used for hats, gloves which will be distributed to the homeless. Remaining funds will be donated to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth to help them obtain critical need items for homeless.
Defenseman Tristan Nelson of the AA Vegas Jr Golden Knights 16u said “…Distributing these items to the homeless last year really helped me see first-hand how cold they were and how appreciative they were of these items.
“With the cold weather the need is great and every single contribution helps a person in need.
“We appreciate the help and the generosity of the hockey community, businesses, and locals with anything they can give.”