Springfield Falcons, Center for Human Development Announce Partnership

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Falcons announced a partnership with the Center for Human Development (CHD) to recognize the efforts of individuals in the Western Mass. community who are voluntarily putting their time and talents to use to improve the circumstances of those truly in need of help. The Game Changer Award, in partnership with the Springfield Falcons, will be presented during each home game.

“We are very excited to join the Falcons this year by introducing the Game Changer Award,” said Kimberley Lee, CHD vice president, Office of Development. “The compassion and commitment these individuals have made to our community is worthy of all our support, and we are honored to recognize them in partnership with the Falcons.”

Each home game this season, a new recipient will be honored. The first recipient will be honored at the home opener on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. against the Hershey Bears.

“Our partnership with CHD has created this fantastic concept that allows us to give back to the members who make this community great,” Falcons President Sarah Pompea said. “We look forward to welcoming in the wonderful people of our community to our hockey games.”

Added Lee, “having grown up in Springfield, I attended many games as a child. Now, as a parent, seeing my own children experience a home game with our home team is very nostalgic, and I am proud to support a team that has withstood the test of time.”

CHD, founded in 1972, is a CARF-accredited organization providing a broad range of community-oriented human services to 17,000 children, adolescents, adults, and families each year. The organization is also dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and protecting the dignity and welfare of people in need. For more information, visit www.chd.org.