posted on December 07, 2012 at 7:37 AM
For several years now Jr Royals player Andrew Veglucci has done a toy drive during the holidays for Hands Across Long Island. This year was no no different especially since the impact hurricane Sandy left on our home town.
Andrew has reached out to his team mates and players within the Long Island Rebels Youth Hockey Organization for help with this years effort. "This year there is a greater need for toys, because many families have been displaced due to storm Sandy. I am reaching out to you to try to help with the increased demand."
Update 12-21-12 - I would just like to take the time to thank all the players/families of the Long Island Junior Royals and the Long Island Rebels Hockey organizations, for their very generous toy donations to benefit Hands Across Long Island. The toys were delivered to Ellen Healion, the Executive Director of Hands Across Long Island, on Monday evening. Ellen was extremely excited and thankful, as our toy collection enabled us to donate four large black garbage bags filled with toys. She said and I quote "What a great group of people".
So again, thank you all for helping me help others. A special thank you to Dix Hills Ice Rink for allowing me to place a donation box in their lobby.
Thanks again & Happy Holidays!