Thank you to all that attended the Bob O’Gorman Freedom Memorial Tournament in Huntsville, Alabama this past weekend. There were 35 teams in attendance for the 5 divisions below are the winners of their respective brackets.
Jacob Brown is not your average 12 year old living in Huntsville, Alabama attending the TPH Center of Excellence. Brown was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 9. This fight however has not changed Brown’s passion and desire for the game of hockey. An avid Huntsville Havoc fan, Brown was named captain of the Southern Professional team back when he was diagnosed.
Now 12-year-old, Brown went from being on the Make A Wish Foundation’s waiting list, to on a flight out to Los Angels with his family to sign a two-day contract with the Kings.
“Just happy to be on the ice with the @LAKings”
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) November 23, 2019
Brown took the ice with the team joining them in practice, taking warm ups with the team and of course wining the opening faceoff against Arizona Coyotes captain, Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
— LA Kings (@LAKings) November 24, 2019
We are excited for this incredible opportunity and we will always have Jacob’s back in his fight on and off the ice.
Total Package Hockey is pleased to announce that Kassie Whitaker will serve as the Director of Academics for its new Center of Excellence in Huntsville, AL for the 2019-2020 school year. Kassie brings twelve years of classroom experience to the TPH team.
“I am excited to welcome Kassie to the TPH-Huntsville team,” Director of Operations Ryan McCormack said. “She will bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom setting and will be instrumental in fostering a culture that promotes student success.”
Kassie graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After that, Kassie pursed her Master’s Degree from the University of West Alabama, and earned a graduate degree in Elementary Education. She brings a wealth of experience to the Huntsville team, specializing in instructing elementary and middle school level students in particular.
In addition to her experience in the classroom, Kassie spent two years working as a Reading Specialist, assisting teachers in developing and implementing instructional goals for all students.
I am extremely excited to have this opportunity. I hope to use the experiences I have had in the classroom and as a Reading Coach to help student-athletes reach their full potential in all areas of their lives.
On behalf of everyone with TPH, we join Ryan McCormack in welcoming Kassie to the TPH-Huntsville team.
To apply to the TPH-Huntsville Center of Excellence for the 2019-2020 school year, please click here.