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An unforgettable evening for socially disadvantaged young adults

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An unforgettable evening for socially disadvantaged young adults

As part of the promotion of hockey as a tool for social inclusion, Hockey is Diversity Goodwill Ambassador, Matthias Frenzel invited 18 socially disadvantaged youth to a live hockey game.

 

Socially disadvantaged youth invited to a hockey game

 

In his role as Hockey is Diversity Goodwill Ambassador, the former professional ice hockey player Matthias Frenzel and the hockey club Dresden Ice Lions invited 18 socially disadvantaged youth and adults from the Christian Association of Youth Villages (CJD) to attend a hockey game on 19 February.

The CJD is a nationwide organization for youth, education and social work. Every year it gives more than 155,000 socially disadvantaged young people and adults the chance to benefit from expert training, development work and support for their specific life situations.

A lot to learn from hockey
The game of hockey has many similarities to life. If your one second to late, the opponent will score a goal against you. If you are too fast, then your timing might be off. So I hope that these young adults here today will learn something from the game of hockey”, said former professional player Matthias Frenzel.

This was the first time Hockey is Diversity cooperated with the CJD.

"It was an unbelievable day to watch a hockey game together with former professional player Matthias Frenzel and former NHL-player Justin Kurtz", said one young adult. 

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team.]

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Martin Hyun

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 23:00