Hockey4Haxton a successful event

December 28, 2021

Thank you to all who worked to make a successful day in memory of Amanda Haxton at the Hockey4Haxton indoor tournament, raising funds for the H4H scholarships and for the Easterseals Rehab Center in Georgetown. The tournament was held Dec. 18 on the turf at Cape Henlopen High School’s Champions Stadium. Thank you to all 12 teams and about 140 individuals who expended their energy playing the game, from upstate to downstate and beyond. A special thank you to our volunteer umpires who gave their time to make sure the games were played safely: Peyton Moore, Sommer Dorman, Sam Swift, Mycah Smith, Hailey Moore, Beth Conaway, Jessica Rybicki, Stacie Spicer and Ike Eisenhour. And thanks to the volunteers who manned registration (Stephanie Brown), the score clock (Megan and Dan Smith), music mixers (Tim Moore), photographer Dan Smith, and all the others who donated their time for the success of this day. A special thanks to Sydney Ostroski and Alexa Hendrickson and the parent players for coming out and working with some of the younger teams during the day. Apologies to any I have missed in the above list.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Arena’s Café in Lewes, Dorman Custom Apparel in Milton, Russ Palmer Builders in Lewes, County Bank in Rehoboth Beach, Johnson Orthodontics in Rehoboth Beach, John’s Well Drilling in Smyrna, Morris James LLP in Georgetown, the Stancofski Family in Lewes, Hazzard Auto Parts in Rehoboth Beach, and George & Lynch Inc. Thanks to all those making anonymous donations throughout the day.

Special recognition goes to Stephanie Brown, chairperson of H4H, who did a great job of planning for this 16th annual event. Stephanie also was instrumental in the huge number of raffle items that were available for this year: Mr. P’s Pizza in Lewes, Dairy Queen on Lewes Beach, Jungle Jim’s water park outside Rehoboth Beach, Vernon Powell Shoes in Rehoboth Beach, Eric Gooch Photos of Milton, Orvis Outlet for Famous Footwear and Kim Loomis of Rehoboth Beach, Arena’s in Rehoboth Beach, Midway Speedway/White Mountain Water Park and Fire Mountain Golf in Midway, and Amanda Wills with LulaRoe leggings of Rehoboth Beach. That was a record setting list for H4H 2021.

Thank you to Cape Henlopen School District and Cheyanne Riveria for getting the Champions turf field up and running days before the tournament was to take place. Thanks to Bernie Bowden and his crew for making sure the stadium was clean and playable!

You all are so special and have the Haxton spirit.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 H4H scholarship winners: Liv Muir of Milford High School. Liv will be attending Lynchburg University, and will be part of their field hockey program. Liv has been a member of Delaware Shore since 2016. In addition to Liv receiving the H4H scholarship, a special group of athletes from the class of 2022 were also awarded scholarships through the Above, Beyond, Club and Community program. They were: Emma Westbrook (Newberry College) of Sussex Academy, Emma Moore of Lake Forest High School and Sommer Dorman of Cape Henlopen. All athletes have been active as members of teams traveling to Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida for different events, winning championships with those teams, teaching and coaching in different Delaware Shore programs and becoming big sisters to the next generation of Delaware Shore athletes.

Ike Eisenhour
Executive Director, Delaware Shore Field Hockey
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