LOWELL — UMass Lowell defenseman Barry Goers will kick off the Cell Phones for Soldiers program starting Dec. 5, at the River Hawks’ game against UMass Amherst at 7 p.m.
Fans can bring their old cell phones to all remaining home hockey dates at designated drop boxes in the Tsongas Arena concourse. The donated phones are sold with proceeds used to purchase calling cards for troops overseas.
The Warriors visit Tsongas Arena for the second time this season on Jan. 22nd.
“I decided to do Cell Phones for Soldiers because as privileged as we are to play at UMass Lowell, I think we have a responsibility to give back to the community,” said Goers. “Our country has been at war and I wanted to do something positive for the troops. They give so much of their time and service to our country, I thought the least we could was give something back.
Goers continued, “My brother is in the navy, my grandfather was in the navy and I’ve had several uncles serve in different wars. There is definitely a spot in my heart for the troops and service people in this country and that added to the decision to do Cell Phones for Soldiers.”