Stay tuned for the next Hockey Mentors event!
My name is Wyatt Lucas, I am the founder of Hockey Mentors for Special Players. I started playing hockey when I was 4. I have played on house, travel and on the varsity team in high school. Hockey has taught me many life lessons and given me memories I will never forget.
How Hockey Mentors started: For my Eagle Scout project I combined my love of hockey and my desire to help the special needs community. The project was Hockey Mentors, a free of charge day for any individual with special needs regardless of age and ability to learn how to ice skating, play hockey, watch some hockey games played by special needs teams. Participants enjoyed a hearty lunch and took home some cool swag. The event took place in 2022 and was a huge success.
Currently I am sophomore at Lawrence Tech University working studying Biomedical Engineering (the goal is to develop prosthetics for kids that gives them confidence) and I am earning my private pilot license.
Hockey Mentors is a non-profit organization with the IRS. This designation allows those who donate to earn a tax credit.
Hockey Mentors will be an annual event for individuals of all ages with any special need to come out and have an amazing time. Participants learn how to ice skate, watch some hockey games, have lunch, take home some swag and best of all create some unforgettable memories.
No prior experience is needed, I have an incredible group of experienced hockey players that will provide a steady arm and guidance on the ice.
Stay tuned for the summer 2023 event date and registration forms.
Cindy is the Community Affairs Director for the City of Troy. She is a selfless individual who has spent her entire professional and personal career serving others. Cindy is in charge of marketing and PR.
It is not possible to overstate her importance in my life and her support of Hockey Mentors.
Scott is very passionate about hockey. He is the reason why I learned how to ice skate and supported my hockey journey my entire life. He is the treasurer for Hockey Mentors.
Gail has been my biggest supporter in all my endeavors. I rely on her to help me turn my visions into reality. She is responsible for making sure everything runs according to plan.
Dr. Murphy has been a supporter of Hockey Mentors when it was just an idea I wanted to do. He is my guru of all things technlogy.