The Atlanta Knights Elite and USP3 teams scattered around suburban Atlanta this past weekend in hopes of helping out those less fortunate than them. After a successful weekend with Habitat for Humanity, the Knights organization decided to spread the love to other organizations as they volunteered to help out with Must Ministries and the Community Assistance Center.
Must Ministries-Action Ministries Tutoring
A combination of Elite and USP3 players headed out on Saturday morning to tutor young men from kindergarten to middle school age. USP3 assistant coach Scott Hilton tagged along with the players and thought it was an enriching experience not only for the kids, but for the players as well. Hilton said “The kids were really enthusiastic about the situation, and that helped the boys get into it as well. They had a good experience at Must Ministries and hope to be back soon”.
Must Ministries-Market Place
A group of Knights Elite players headed out to the Must Ministries Market Place on Saturday morning to assist them with moving parts of their store and sorting through donations. Elite forward Michael Wiggins thought it was a good experience and was glad to see how thankful the people were for their help.
Community Assistance Center
A large group of USP3 and Elite players attended the CAC to help the organization in the transformation of their store front to a stop and shop food pantry. Players loaded up non food-related items to be brought to a storage facility and then helped organize the remaining items. Elite goalie Brendan Bishop said “it was a good experience being there with my teammates, but also helping out people that do so much for our community”.
After a great weekend helping out those in need the Knights head to Boston next Thursday for the Islanders Hockey Club Showcase. Both teams will face challenging schedules as they face off against teams from out of the South Division for the first time. Each team will play four games on the weekend in hopes of impressing the scouts attending the event. You can follow the event on fasthockey.com.