See below for the full list of previous winners for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty Youth Hockey Mom of the Year contest.
When you have 5 exceptional Hockey Mom of the Month winners, how do you decide who will be Hockey Mom of the Year? It was the task that we gave our judging panel which was joined by special guest judge and fellow hockey mom, Leslie Rutherford, of the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was a hard decision for our panel, but they felt that one mom truly exemplified all of the characteristics of a winning Hockey Mom of the Year. That mom is Tammy Kitterman with the Pittsburgh Penguins Blind Hockey Team.
On the team, Tammy's title Team Coordinator and Parent Liaison, but those titles don't adequately cover all that Tammy does for the Pittsburgh Penguins Blind Hockey Team. She assists the head coach, who also is her husband Grant, provides communication and information to all the parents, and searches out local rinks to find those willing to provide ice time for this small group of players so that they can practice. But above all of her other duties, Tammy is a source of support for the kids both on and off the ice.
To read more about what Tammy does for youth hockey and the community at large, click here. We are truly proud to call her the 2018-2019 Hockey Mom of the Year!
Laura Tracy, a Robinson Twp. resident, was named as the first grand prize recipient of Northwood's Hockey Mom of the Year contest. Laura's grand prize pack consisted of 5 tickets to the Pittsburgh Penguins last home game of the year facing cross state rivals the Philadelphia Flyers, a bouquet of roses and gift cards. In addition, and perhaps the best prize of all, a $1000 donation was awarded to the team of her choice. Laura chose the Montour Hockey Association to receive the donation.
The President of the Montour Hockey Association stated, "The donation from Northwood goes a long way for us to help keep hockey affordable for all the families in our school district. That has been Laura's focus for many years and not just for hockey, but also for other sports organizations in the community and local charitable foundations. This is especially true when it comes to other children in need in our local area. We have had several children stricken with horrific cancers and other life threatening illnesses over the past seven years. Laura been instrumental in raising funds for these children using her hockey fundraising group as a vehicle to assist in the fundraising for these foundations and memorials. That's one of the reasons she manages so many charity events. She's always helping others and she always does it with a smile on her face!"