Another highlight at the Dawg Bowl was the opportunity to recognize Lucas O’Connor as one of our recent recipients. Lucas is a hard working college student who referees hockey games as a way to off-set his bills and enjoy the game he loves. Earlier this year Lucas was refereeing a high school game when he suffered a serious leg injury. Although he knew it was bad his thoughts went to the costs of the impending medical bills… to the point of needing to refuse an ambulance. Sharing the fears at the forefront of his mind he expressed his concerns and told a fellow referee “how am I going to pay for this?”
That’s when the Colorado Ice Hockey Referee Association and Dawg Nation joined together to lift a weight off Lucas’ shoulders. Last Saturday we were able to hand Lucas a check that covers all of his bills! A big thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible.