Sarah Thompson joined CARHA Hockey as the Community Programs Intern for the summer of 2021. The Ottawa native is in her second year at Syracuse University and plays for the NCAA DI hockey team.

We are so excited for Sarah, who started a project, Sticks Together, to bring the sport of hockey to underprivileged communities around the world. In May of 2022, she will bring recycled hockey sticks and street hockey equipment to the children in Muizenberg, South Africa. For this humanitarian initiative, she has partnered up with the IVHQ Sport Development Program and with Play It Again Sports.

Equipment drives will be held on the first three Sundays of December at each of the Play It Again Sports Ottawa locations (Orleans, Kanata, Nepean). To support, you can donate your hockey sticks and/or any other sporting equipment you no longer use.

Stay tuned for the official launch of Sticks Together! Details coming Monday, November 29.