Congratulations to Lisa Mackeben of Champlin Park Youth Hockey Association (CPYHA)! Lisa has been selected as the Total Hockey Volunteer of the Month for her efforts with CPYHA.
Lisa has been involved with various off-ice initiatives for CPYHA. She has used her nursing background to spearhead safety improvements for youth hockey by promoting concussion awareness, helping players get baseline tests, and advocating Heads Up, Don’t Duck. Lisa also serves as the Chair of CPYHA’s SKATE Committee, ensuring players’ academic achievements are recognized.
In addition to those lead roles, Lisa assists with recruiting and retention activities, serves as a team manager and is heavily involved in promoting the principles of the Hockey Education Program (HEP).
Lisa is a wonderful example of the impact volunteers have on our community based hockey programs in Minnesota. Total Hockey and Minnesota Hockey are excited to recognize Lisa’s outstanding efforts. Thank you to all of our fantastic on and off ice volunteers!
Do you know someone that should be considered for the Total Hockey Volunteer of the Month? If so, please visit www.minnesotahockey.org and fill out an application. One volunteer will be featured each month. That volunteer will also receive a $50 Total Hockey gift card. In addition, five sets of starter hockey gear will be contributed in his/her name to their association, courtesy of Total Hockey. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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