(Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, April 27, 2022- The New Mexico Ice Wolves® today announced that the special support Ukraine jerseys efforts brought in $53,285 for the Feed My Starving Children organization to provide 220,020 meals for Ukrainians impacted by the war. The game-worn jerseys auction on DASH Auctions raised $15,068 with 100% of the auction price going to the Feed My Starving Children organization along with an additional $38,217 contributed directly by fans and supporters in New Mexico. The special jerseys were created by K1 Sportswear and the team wore them in a home game series against the Odessa Jackalopes on April 15, following a moving pre-game ceremony with members of Ukrainian Americans of New Mexico. To view and download high resolution photos of the special support Ukraine jerseys please visit the NM Ice Wolves press page here.
Feed My Starving Children has been providing meals across the globe for more than 30 years and currently delivers more than one million meals across the globe each day. The organization has been helping to feed Ukrainian people in need for the past eight years, so already has the contacts and infrastructure in place to provide meals in Ukraine and in neighboring countries that have welcomed millions of refugees. To learn more about the work of Feed My Starving Children please visit www.fmsc.org and for those who would still like to make a donation please visit www.fmsc.org/IceWolves.
“We are forever grateful to the generous people of New Mexico and the New Mexico Ice Wolves fans who showed incredible support for helping the Ukrainian people,” said Andy Carr, Vice President of Feed My Starving Children. “The 220,020 meals we are able to provide are critically needed and we are thankful to everyone who contributed.”
“We were hoping to make a big impact to help feed displaced Ukrainians and with thanks to NM Ice Wolves fans and supporters, New Mexico delivered,” said Stan E. Hubbard, owner of the New Mexico Ice Wolves and Outpost Ice Arenas. “The feedback and support we have received shows how much this effort meant to our fans and others in New Mexico and beyond. Feed My Starving Children is an incredible organization that we are proud to be able to partner with on such an important effort and want to thank everyone who gave to this critical cause.”
The April 15-16 home games against South Division rival Odessa Jackalopes were the final regular season home games in a historic season for the NM Ice Wolves. The team clinched its first NAHL playoff berth in franchise history along with recording the most wins in team history. The NM Ice Wolves are currently tied 1-1 with the Wichita Falls Warriors in their first ever playoff series. Game three of the best-of-five series is in Wichita Falls on Friday, April 29 and Game four is Saturday, April 30 with both games starting at 6:15pm MT. Game five (if necessary) will be back at Outpost Ice Areas in Albuquerque, NM on Monday, May 2 at 6:30pm MT. All of the team’s games can be watched on HockeyTV.com and home games are also on New Mexico Sports on local broadcast channel 20.5. Fans can select subscription options at www.hockeytv.com
To learn more about the NM Ice Wolves please visit their NAHL Team Page or on social media on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and the arena at www.outposticearena.com. For team media inquiries, please contact Aaron Martinez at 505-212-8762 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 29 teams, with the addition of El Paso, TX and Anchorage, AK in the 2021-22 season, from across the United States, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey. During the 2019-20 season, the NAHL recorded an all-time single-season record of 361 NCAA commitments, with a record 249 (70%) of those being NCAA Division I commitments. Over the course of the past five years, 1,500+ NAHL players have made NCAA commitments and 30+ NAHL players have been selected in the NHL Draft. For more information, visit www.nahl.com.
About Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian Humanitarian Relief organization that focuses on getting much needed food to the most desperate parts of the world. According to the most recent statistics from the World Health Organization approximately 6200 children age 5 and under DIE of starvation EVERYDAY around the world. This is a horrible thing to think about, much less hear about and do nothing. FMSC has worked with food scientists to develop a specific food formula that is designed to help bring children on the brink of death back to health and give them a chance to get back to normal life. The food was designed to be packaged in vacuum sealed bags that are easy to ship, handle and prepare. It contains vitamins, vegetables, soy and rice. Because it was designed to contain no meat it is readily accepted in all religious and cultural circles, many who do not eat meat. Last year FMSC provided 388,000,000 meals to over 70 countries around the world. These meals were all packed in the United States by over 1,400,000 volunteers. A very import factor about FMSC is it’s model of efficiency. Because of the huge volunteer component of the packing, FMSC is able to convert 92% of all donations they receive directly into delivering food. Operating with only a 8% overhead is almost unheard of and FMSC has received a 4 Star rating from Charity Navigator based upon this efficiency 16 years in a row. You can see all this and much more information on the website www.fmsc.org.
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