ECHL Announces Recipient of the ECHL Community Service Award

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This morning, the ECHL announced that Jack Adams of the South Carolina Stingrays is the winner of the ECHL Community Service Award. This is the second straight year that a member of the Stingrays has won the award, as last year, it was Chaz Reddekopp. All the teams had the opportunity to nominate a player of their choice for their efforts in supporting numerous community and charitable causes during the season.

Adams dedicated over 32 hours of his time to various initiatives in the Charleston area, not only getting recognition from the front office but also the fans. Before the start of the season, Adams told the SC front office that he was interested in working with first responders and was also given the chance to assist with the Stingrays first responders night on March 30. ServiceMaster was the official sponsor of the special night, and through the partnership, they were able to make boxes of essential needs for firefighters and drop them off at the local fire stations. While at the stations, Adams was able to try various tasks, and he said this about the experience: “It was an honor and privilege to be able to spend the day with the North Charleston and West Ashley fire departments. I was taken aback by the quality of people and how hard they work on a daily basis. We’re all so lucky to have heroes like them protect us day in and day out, and I’m looking forward to spending more time with them soon.”

Adams also made frequent visits to the local children’s hospital. He brought joy to the children through simple activities such as board games and air hockey. In 2018, Adams lost his older brother due to a heart attack, he then founded the Mark Roo Adams Foundation, in honor of his brother. The foundation helps organize activities such as an annual golf tournament to raise funds for children in foster care and animal rescue efforts, also awarding a yearly scholarship to a student who shows Roo’s values and character traits.

Elijah Webb

I am Elijah. Hockey is my biggest passion, however I have love for all sports. I got into hockey from day one of my life. I currently am the writer for the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, and one day, I hope to become a broadcaster

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