FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE PRESENTS FREE ONLINE EVENT:
“GOAL TO GOAL” WITH FORMER NHL PLAYER MIKE HARTMAN ON SEPEMBER 15, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – September 8, 2020 – Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Services invites community members of all ages to a free online event: “Goal to Goal”, a Q&A with Jewish Former National Hockey League (NHL) player Mike Hartman, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Learn about the roles religion and resilience played during his NHL career, which spanned 1986-1995 as a winger for the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Stanley Cup-winning New York Rangers teams. Hartman played Canadian junior hockey with the Belleville Bulls and North Bay Centennials of the Ontario Hockey League, and represented the U.S. at the 1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
“Playing in the NHL was a dream come true,” said Hartman, who turned his boyhood love of the sport into a career, deciding at the age of 14 to play in the major leagues after seeing the Detroit Red Wings play. “My goal was only to play one game, and I exceeded that dream beyond my imagination.”
Hartman, who received his undergraduate degree from Kensington University, was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1995, and the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (Commack, NY) in 2012. He currently resides in North Carolina, where he airs the “Mike Hartman Stories: Mindset & Champions” podcast, and is at work on the “20 Days to a Wellness Mindset” nutritional program.
There is no cost to attend the event; participants making a minimum donation of $50 will receive an autographed hockey puck. To register for this event, visit www.AlpertJFS.org/events/goals/. For more information, call Alpert JFS Director of Development Tara Laxer at 561-289-6031.
Established in 1974, Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service is a nationally accredited service provider for children, adults, seniors, and Holocaust survivors. The non-profit, non-sectarian organization is a trusted leader, with a team of nearly 200 highly skilled professionals delivering high-quality care to community members. Alpert JFS works to ensure the well-being of children and families, independence of older adults and quality-of-life for individuals with disabilities. For more information, visitwww.AlpertJFS.org or phone 561-684-1991.