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Riverkings In The Community

By Riverkings PR, 11/13/17, 2:00PM EST


Riverkings In The Community

The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings Jr. A hockey club prides itself on its on ice product, but is also committed to volunteering and helping in the community as it continues its quest to build hockey up and down the river. After a long weekend in Blaine Minnesota the Riverkings returned home in the wee hours Sunday morning for a rare open slate in the schedule for the upcoming weekend. Although no league games were on the schedule for the week the kings of the river continue to build off of there culture of volunteering in the community, fundraising and player promotion as they embarked on a college tour. 

On Monday November 6th the Riverkings volunteered at historic Lambeau Fiield for a team fundraiser. Each member of the Riverkings volunteered and worked concessions for the prime time monday night football contest between the Packers and the visiting Detroit Lions. Temperatures dipped into the mid 20’s but a team building opportunity and a chance to raise money for team expenses was worth the chill as the boys dished out hamburgers, brats and beverages among many other concessions to the sold out crowd. This is the fifth consectcuvtie year the Riverkings have participated with working with the Green Bay Packers. 

After finishing at Lambeau and arriving back around 3:30 amthe boys where back on the ice getting ready for an upcoming college visit to St. Norberts College on Friday night. These college visits allow the team to explore the campus, get a meal in the dining hall and to see if a school would be a good fit both hockey wise and career wise accademically. A great tour was had and the Riverkings then faced off vs St. Norberts JV hockey team. After falling behind early 1-0 the Riverkings responded and lit the lamp 14 unanswered times to record a dominating 14-1 win. Even more impressive the Riverkings went into the game with a short roster as multiple members of the team where away on there own college visits. 

When making the season schedule at the start of the year it is common certain conflicts can arise. The annual United Way Day of Caring happened to fall on a road weekend for the Riverkings, this would not stop the team from giving back to the community that supports them all season long. With a rare Satruday off the boys volunteered there off time into finishing the last three yards that still needed to be done from the earlier day of caring. Head Coach Marty Quarters had this to say “With all the tremendous support we receive from the fans and sponsorships it has become part of our culture and DNA to give back whenever we can.”