Las Vegas–Yesterday before the Vegas Golden Knights opened their Development Camp, 44 participating prospects spent their morning at Catholic Charities helping out those in need.

One of the important aspects of a hockey player’s life is the opportunity to participate in community outreach events like the one with Catholic Charities.

It’s an uplifting experience for them because it gives each of a chance to give back.

In any professional players life, they become a community ambassador with the chance to impact another person’s life in a positive way.

For the Golden Knights, they split the prospects up in two separate groups. Each group of players was broken up into 22 members.

Group 1 Captains were Cody Glass and Keegan Kolesar

Group 2 Captain Alex Tuch and Jake Bischoff

Golden Knights players were assisted by approx 100 community volunteers who came to show their support in providing a helping hand to those who are less fortunate.

VGK Group 1

VGK Group 2

Catholic Charities LV Facts

1,000 meals per day. 2,100 meals on wheels. 500 homeless every day.

Serves 100,000 homeless yearly. Open every day including holidays.

Resident empowerment program for men. 6 months to a year 1 with classes that include back to basics and fundamentals of life.

Homeless to home for families with children. The goal of these programs to get individuals and family back on their feet.

Pantry program feeds 4,000 per month and average of 20,000. (Grocery store setup).

The Chapter has a Refuge program that serves 3,100 every year.

20 different service programs are offered at Las Vegas Catholic Charities

Here are some of the services that the Las Vegas CC provides for the community.

Infant and Child Services

“Founded in 1941 through ethics and leadership, Adoption Services compassionately serves children throughout their lives by guiding, educating and empowering birth families, adoptive families, and the community.” Per CC

Help For Hire

“Our clients come to Catholic Charities under the sponsorship of the U.S. Government. They all have the proper immigration documents and employment authorization cards. They are eager to create a good and lasting impression on new members of our society. As a result, our clients are highly motivated and possess an excellent work ethic.” Per CC

Senior Services

“Since 1974, Catholic Charities Senior Services has assisted senior citizens in the southern Nevada community. The focus of our programs is to help senior clients remain independent, healthy and in their own homes for as long as possible.” Per CC

For more on what Catholic Charities has to offer in the Las Vegas community click here.

For the Golden Knights players and their families, it’s community outreach like what Catholic Charities does that will allow them to make their mark on society. Many hockey players from around the league have community-based foundations in an effort to make the world they live in a better place.

 

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