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Military + Hockey + Hugs = A Recipe for Success


I just stumbled across this post by Defending the Blue Line, a group that helps bring the sport of ice hockey to the youth of military families. What a cool program!

After the recent Aurora, CO tragedy, they posted:

  • “Here is what we know today: Make sure you hug your kids. When you’re done, do it again.”

Short and sweet – but powerful and poignant. Hockey is a tough sport. The military is a tough job. Yet hugs keep us all grounded to what really matters – family, service to country, sports, and kids.

Global Hug Your Kids Day has been looking for ways to tie into the military. Maybe youth hockey is the door.



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