In the world of sports, rivalries often dominate the headlines. But on September 9th, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms U16AA team and the New Jersey Rockets are set to show that the power of competition can extend far beyond the ice. These two youth hockey teams are coming together for an extraordinary cause at the LVPY home opener that will warm your heart.

Both teams have been engaged in a friendly but fierce competition, not to score goals, but to score donations for a noble cause. Their goal? To support “Happiness is Camping – A Camp for Kids with Cancer” in Hardwick, New Jersey. It’s a battle where everyone wins, especially the young campers who will benefit from the generosity and spirit of these athletes.

“Happiness is Camping” is a haven for children facing the challenges of cancer. It provides them with a much-needed escape, offering moments of pure joy, camaraderie, and unforgettable memories. The camp gives these brave kids a chance to be just that—kids, without the burden of their illness.

The highlight of this remarkable event is the ceremonial puck drop between LVPY player Duncan Mitcheltree and Rockets player Arjun Jain, both cancer survivors and bunkmates at Happiness is Camping. Their shared journey, from bunkmates at camp to facing off on the ice, symbolizes the resilience and hope that unite these young individuals.

Regardless of the outcome of the game, the real winners here are the campers at Happiness is Camping. Every donation, no matter how big or small, contributes to making a profound difference in their lives. It’s a reminder that the sports community can come together for a cause greater than any championship.

If you’re touched by this heartwarming initiative and want to be a part of it, you can make a donation at Happiness is Camping – Hockey Fundraiser.