May 8, 2014

Incoming Men’s Ice Hockey Recruit Delia Wins 2013-14 NAHL Community Service Award

Incoming Men's Ice Hockey Recruit Delia Wins 2013-14 NAHL Community Service Award

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Incoming Merrimack College men's ice hockey recruit Collin Delia of the North American Hockey League's Amarillo Bulls was recognized for his selflessness and charity work by being named the NAHL's Community Service Award recipient.

From the NAHL:
2013-14 Community Service Award:  Collin Delia, Amarillo Bulls
During this past season, Amarillo Bulls goalie Collin Delia has been working closely with Habitat For Humanity and continuing the Bulls For Habitat tradition. Throughout the year, he has personally organized different events and auctions to help raise money to build a home for those in need within the Amarillo community. 

He took the lead in organizing with "Just Between Friends", a group dedicated to helping underprivileged families afford the items they need for their kids and families. Delia currently has an event with Bahama Bucks set up, where a portion of their sales will be donated to Bulls For Habitat. 

On top of that, he has also set up an event where the players will be the waiters and a portion of the sales will be donated to Bulls For Habitat. Delia has currently raised $2,400 for Bulls For Habitat and does not plan on stopping there.

Aside from raising money for Bulls For Habitat, Delia has also volunteered countless hours to the community. He has been a part of the Bulls vs. Bullying program, a program where players go into schools and talk about the harm that bullying can bring and ways to avoid it. He has also spent time helping at the Make A Wish Car Show, doing appearances at the local Discovery Center, El Alamo Park, Wonderland Park. He also spent a considerable amount of time on the ice with the Amarillo Youth Hockey Program, helping to improve the quality and awareness of hockey in Amarillo.

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Delia is slated to join the Warriors next fall as part of the Class of 2018. More information on the 2014-15 men's ice hockey season, including full team roster and schedule, will be unveiled in the coming months.

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