Sept. 19, 2006
The two teams set out to give back to the community planting a surplus of over 50 trees around the grounds of St. Anthony of
"Working hand in hand with the N.J. Tree Foundation to help develop the area around St. Anthony of
Over 55 Neumann hockey players dug holes, planted trees and spread mulch with community members and distinguished clergy. The players split up into groups ranging from 4-8 people. Each group planted 3-4 trees, some weighing in at more than 600 pounds.
This is not the first time athletic teams from Neumann have involved themselves in contributing to the community.
In the last few years the Knights have worked with the Special Olympics, held community dinners for the Sister of St. Francis, and have assisted with maintenance, repairs, and landscaping at the Mothers' Home, in Darby, Pennsylvania.
"It is great to be able to give back to the community. Our players enjoy volunteering their time and giving back to the community. Overall, I feel both St. Anthony of Padua Parish and Neumann Hockey benefited greatly from the event," said Knights Men's Ice Hockey Head Coach Dennis Williams.
The Neumann Knights men's hockey team will open their 2006 season on Saturday October 21, while the women's team opens their season on Saturday, November 11.
For further information log to http://www.stanthonyofpaduacamden.parishesonline.com
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