Number of Participants: 65
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $2,197
Event Type: Children & Youth
Sport: Ice Hockey
Date: January 15, 2024
Marshfield High School
Forest Street, Marshfield
This year marked the 15th Annual Green Cup, featuring a series of games for participants ranging from 6-year-olds to high school players, both boys and girls, hailing from Marshfield and Duxbury.
The event included 7 youth hockey games, a 1st Responders game, a JV boys game, and finally, the varsity boys and girls games.
The players actively contributed by selling raffle tickets, serving as scorekeepers and referees for the games, and promoting the event.
Each year, the host team chooses a charitable cause to support. This year, the chosen beneficiary was Ellie Niland, a five-year-old from Marshfield battling Neuroblastoma, a cancer that has led to her paralysis and the need for a wheelchair. In response, the Marshfield community initiated a campaign to help Ellie’s family purchase a wheelchair-accessible van to simplify her transportation.
The Green Cup Games dedicated all proceeds to the Niland family to assist in acquiring the van. All 65 players participated, with 21 of them fulfilling referee roles (averaging 3 kids per game) and 14 players collaborating as scorekeepers. The remaining players joined forces to promote the event.