Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 50
Value of Time Served: $4,225
Event Type: Children & Youth
Sport: Girls Ice Hockey
Date: December 12, 2023
Hingham High School
Union Street, Hingham
Hingham has a collection of dedicated girls’ hockey players preparing to make a run in Division 1 this season. But the majority of those players have at least one other sport that they are just as committed to.
Coach Courtney Turner has encouraged the Harborwomen to participate in the school’s Unified sports program; thus, many play either Unified basketball or track, alongside students in the school’s special education program.
Hingham doesn’t just want to be great on the ice. The Harborwomen want to ensure they have a touchpoint with as many classmates as possible.
“I can’t tell you how supportive every single person on this team has been of different individuals at our school that might not have an opportunity to be part of a sport,” said Turner, the second-year coach who is a special education teacher at Hingham. “It’s just really great to see them outside of their rink giving back to others.”
“Every time I go to SNAP hockey or a Unified track meet, there is never a time when I am not smiling,” said Caroline Doherty, a junior forward. “The atmosphere brings so much happiness to everyone around. It is contagious.”
Doherty and her teammates participate in social activities with their Unified and SNAP teammates as well, such as going to Nona’s Ice Cream or trick-or-treating.
“I think the most important part of participating in these sports are the friendships you build with all the athletes and the excitement of seeing them progress throughout the years,” said Doherty.