action:article | category:SPORTS22 | adString:SPORTS22 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » College Sports

April 12. 2013 11:47PM

St. Anselm's Mullin wins Humanitarian Award

St. Anselm College senior forward Tucker Mullin, a captain on the men's hockey team, was selected as this year's recipient of the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award, given annually to college hockey's finest citizen who gives back to the community in the true humanitarian spirit. The award was announced Friday night at the NCAA Frozen Four Championships in Pittsburgh.

The Hockey Humanitarian Award seeks "not to celebrate Hall of Fame athletes, but rather Hall of Fame human beings," according to the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award Web site. Mullin is only the third non-Division I winner of the award since the 1996 inaugural recipient, J.P. McKersie of Boston University.

Mullin was nominated as a result of many charitable endeavors he has undertaken through the past four seasons. The Andover, Mass., native co-founded the Thomas E. Smith Fight to Cure Paralysis foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, which benefits those affected by and living with paralysis through emotional and financial support.

Since the foundation's establishment on May 12, 2010, Mullin and his co-counder, Thomas Smith, have organized a variety of fundraising activities throughout New England and beyond. Through their fundraising efforts, they have raised over $51,000 and given $34,700 in grants, including a $10,000 grant to former Merrimack College hockey player Chic Kelly and his foundation, dedicated to improving the lives of spinal cord injury victims.

Mullin has also developed a "Massachusetts Cure Paralysis" license plate, the first-ever vanity license plate designed to benefit paralysis research. All proceeds generated from the license plate will support Invivo Therapeutics and and efforts to developing scaffolding systems for patients with acute spinal cord injuries.

Last season, Mullin and his teammates "adopted" 9-year-old Benjamin Roy, a regular attendee at St. Anselm home ice hockey games. Benjamin, at age 4, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia pre-B cell. Mullin and his teammates are involved with Benjamin through completing homework assignments, walking together in Relay for Life and building friendship through Legos and playing street hockey in the locker room.


 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Maine fighters Lamour, Berry on New Hampshire boxing card

Q&A with Matt Bonner as he weighs free agency

Keene State mum on suspension of veteran track coach

Morgan Andrews speaks: Notre Dame star undeterred by U.S. U-20 World Cup snub

Mo'ne Davis, and why no one should laugh at the idea of a woman in Major League Baseball

Curt Schilling says smokeless tobacco caused oral cancer

Bill Belichick: Eagles joint practices as productive as any

Big Knockout Boxing has grown from NH debut to Las Vegas attraction

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League System: Philosophy change?

Spring trial likely for former UNH women's hockey coach

Special golf cart helping Vietnam veteran play game he loves article

And so it begins: Equipment distribution starts a new era in Plymouth football

Tailgating changes for UNH football games

Report: Pirates' pitcher Jeff Locke cleared in gambling probe involving childhood friend from Conway

Tim OSullivan: Even with NFL success, NHs Kelly remembers his roots

Chip Kelly: 'Put some Galoshes on and go play'

Survey says Duke the most hated college hoops team in NH

Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, trying to make big time article

Gorham papermill owner Lynn Tilton is getting Yale tennis award

Ex-bank president co-authors racing book

New England Patriots are the most hated NFL team in the world

Travis Hughes: It's time to drastically overhaul minor league hockey in North America

Portsmouth native, 47, conquers 21-mile swim of the English Channel

Bennett to take control of the flags for Granite State Pro Stock Series

Air Force captain serving in NH honored before Red Sox-Yankees crowd at Fenway

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!