In addition to creating good hockey players, PAL Hockey strives to help our players become good citizens. Toward that end our organization has all of our teams select a community service project for all their players to participate in. Through doing for others, our players learn valuable life lessons that will serve them well in their years to come. See below for a description of each team's project for the 2012-2013 season as well as link to pictures.
MITE GOLD - Monday October 8, 2012 10 AM - Open Skate to assist Smithtown Children's Fund in fundraising, clothing & food drives. VIEW DETAILS
MITE SILVER - The Mite Silver team has teamed up with the JDM organization to help raise money for children with diabetes. In August the team raised over $1,500 and walked three miles in support of research to fight the disease. VIEW MITE SILVER PHOTO
MITE BRONZE - In December 2012, the Mite Bronze team collected toys for children in need. The toys were donated and distributed by the US Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. VIEW DETAILS
SQUIRT AAA MINOR - Hurricane Sandy Donations - Jerry Buckly and the Mite 04' Providence Capitals for donating an enormous amount of supplies and clothing to the families in need from Hurricane Sandy. This was a great effort on everyones part and it shows how the hockey community from different states can come together to help each other out. VIEW SQUIRT AAA MINOR PHOTO
SQUIRT AAA MAJOR - On December 21, 2012 the Squirt Major AAA team completed their community service. They went to Long Island Cares and learned about the growing number of hungry families here on Long Island, before sorting and boxing food items for the holidays. VIEW SQUIRT AAA MAJOR PHOTO
SQUIRT AA: On Sunday, June 2, 2012 the Squirt AA team participated in The Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis at The Holtsville Ecology Center. The team walked to support Tara and Tina's Team and raised close to $1,000 for this cause. VIEW SQUIRT AA PHOTOS
PEEWEE AAA MINOR - The Peewee AAA minor team conducted a food, clothing, and cleaning supply drive for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
PEEWEE AAA MAJOR - In December 2012, the Peewee AAA Major team collected toys for the holidays for children affected by Hurrican Sandy. VIEW DETAILS
PEEWEE AA - The Tier 2 PeeWee Team paticipated in the Annual International Beach Clean-up at West Meadow Beach collecting over 75 pounds of garbage in an effort to help clean up our community. VIEW PEEWEE AA PHOTO
PEEWEE A - November 17, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort. VIEW DETAILS
BANTAM AAA MINOR - Participated in the NY Islander " hockey with a heart " program and the collection of food and clothing for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
BANTAM AA -The Bantam AA team is conducting a collection for the North Shore Animal League.
BANTAM A - On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 the Bantam A team made over 1,000 sandwiches to help feed those affected by Hurricane Sandy and the homeless at Cavalry Chapel. VIEW BANTAM A PHOTO
MIDGET 16U AAA - On February 2, 2013 the Midget 16U AAA team volunteered at the Annual LI Blues Special Hockey Shoot-A-Thon. The boys raised money through pledges towards shooting. They also assisted with set up and helping the players; and most importantly, cheering them on during the tournament. VIEW MIDGET AAA PHOTO
MIDGET 16U AA - On January 29, 2013 Coach Dave Cross and the Midget 16U AA team were proud to host the PAL Annual Blood Drive.
MIDGET 18U AA - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 4 PM - 8 PM, The PAL Midget 18U team is partnering with McDonald’s in Patchogue to raise funds which will be donated to Long Island Cares to help those in need from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. The 18U team will be at McDonald’s working in various capacities during the dinner hours of 4 PM – 8 PM on 11/27/12. McDonald's will donate 15% of the money brought in during that time to Long Island Cares for their hurricane relief efforts.