For the second year in a row, MBS rising sophomore Kevin Fraga ’26 organized a charity ice hockey game, “Hockey Helping Kids,” to benefit Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown. In the past two years, his fundraising efforts have raised more than $9,000 for the local children’s hospital. Several students from the Morristown Beard community participated in the game, which supported the Child Life Supplies Fund to help provide toys, games, and Netflix accounts for each patient’s room.
Kevin’s charity work was recently featured as a "Seeking Sunshine" feature on ABC News Live and can be viewed here.
“Kevin’s goal is to give the kids joyful things to ease their worries from treatments and make their hospital stays more comfortable and enjoyable,” said his mother, Yoerys Fraga.
“I saw how many lives I was able to impact and I wanted to keep that going,” Kevin said. “I just want to keep inspiring people and try to help out as many people as I can.”
Nearly 30 local players participated in the game, which was held at Mennen Arena. He said he had no trouble rallying his teammates to participate in the charity event.
“Our hockey team is like a brotherhood,” he said. “We’re always in contact with each other; we’re best friends; and we’re together from September to April, so the bond you form with each other is really close and we have each other’s back. So when I asked them to help me out and to participate, with no hesitation they all jumped right in.”
Kevin said that “Hockey Helping Kids” has been a rewarding experience for himself as well as the children in the hospital.
“It has made me feel so grateful and to realize how fortunate I am to have the life that I have,” he said. “I’m just glad that I was able to make those kids’ days a little bit better and to hopefully put a smile on their faces.”