MISSION TRIP 2022: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
The first 'Sticks Together' project will be a humanitarian trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 16 - June 6, 2022. Through the IVHQ Sport Development program, I will work with young children and teenagers residing in the town of Recoleta to teach them the fundamentals of sports and health. Buenos Aires is home to families living in low-income communities where opportunities for these children to learn and play sports can be few and far between. As a part of the 'Sticks Together' initiative, I will bring recycled hockey sticks and other street hockey equipment to the children to teach the game through the after school care program.
MISSION TRIP 2023: MUIZENBERG, SOUTH AFRICA
The next 'Sticks Together' project will be a humanitarian trip to Muizenberg, South Africa from May 15-26, 2023. Many schools in the community lack the funds and resources to provide physical education classes for their students. Through the IVHQ Sport Development Program, I will be planning and delivering innovative physical education lessons and introducing the game of hockey. I have partnered with CARHA Hockey as they further expand into community-driven work. I have also partnered with Play It Again Sports to collect recycled hockey sticks and other street hockey equipment to bring and donate to the school.