Hamilton Doster ’23 received the A Shot For Life Bruins Award from the Boston Bruins Foundation on May 21 as the top fundraiser at the inaugural A Shot For Life Classic, a hockey game among high school seniors from around the country who raised money for the organization.
A Shot For Life (ASFL) is a “sports based non-profit organization that funds health and cancer research initiatives. Through sports-based initiatives, community in-person events, and online activities, ASFL meaningfully engages and unites communities, inspires hope, and teaches community leadership.”
After a lengthy application process, Hamilton was selected to take part in the fundraising effort and attended an orientation, where she was informed about the history of the organization, the purpose of the organization, and the goal of the inaugural event.
Each player was tasked with the goal of raising $1,000 dollars for the event over a three-to-five-month span, and Hamilton led the way among the group members, raising a total of $7,835 to support cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Overall, the event raised more than $100,000 in support of cancer research.
“The entire experience was incredible, and to hear Mike Slonina, the CEO and founder of ASFL, deliver an extremely touching speech was an amazing way to cap things off. The game was so much fun, and I’m incredibly grateful to have been a part of something so special,” said Doster.
Hamilton, who graduated from Loomis just a week later, plans to continue her hockey career at Dartmouth College next year.