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Get Ready for Pucks and Poms 2023!

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Pucks and Poms is an annual event for the Lake Forest Dance Team and the Boys Hockey Team that takes place the day before Thanksgiving, this year being on Nov. 22. where the Varsity Gold Team will take on the Carmel Corsairs. 

Pucks and Poms is a free community charity event that benefits GLASA (Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association). GLASA’s purpose is to give the opportunity to kids and adults who have a physical or visual disability to play sports. Some of their sports include archery, boccia, golf, sled hockey, wheelchair football, and wheelchair basketball.

“This year, Scout Nation and Northshore University Health Systems are partnering with the Pucks and Poms event to raise money for GLASA,” said Scout Nation Sponsor Julie Crouch.

Scout Nation is working to sell raffle tickets during lunches and at the games. All money raised will go to GLASA and the winner of the raffle will be given two tickets to a Blackhawks game on Thursday, February 15th versus the Penguins, Section 231 Row 2, seats 7-8 (value $390). 

Varsity Gold the day before the game. (Lulu Flavin)

The morning of the event, the three Varsity teams get together for breakfast to get ready for the game and the performance. Along with the flyers on the walls, the players and dancers also dress up in gameday gear to spread spirit throughout the hallways. This year, the players even roller-skated through the hallways.

Having the dance team perform the fight song in front of the student section is a staple of the Pucks and Poms game. The team also makes a huge tunnel for players to walk through as they enter the rink. The team’s annual performance on the ice is always a fun challenge and a new experience for the dancers. Senior dance captains Alana Tennett and Rachel Silvers will continue the tradition of participating in “shoot the puck” alongside fans on the ice.

“It is such a fun opportunity to collaborate with the hockey team because it’s not something we regularly do,” said Dance Team Captain Alana Tennett. 

(Courtesy of Alana Tennett.)

Alumni, friends, and family all show up for the annual game. The agenda will allow fans to interact with players throughout the night. There will be multiple raffles, merchandise being sold, halftime games, and figure skating and dance team performances.

“Pucks and Poms is more than just a hockey game. It is a representation of how strong the hockey community in the LF/LB area truly is. People from all over the area come to watch us put on a show for them, and the atmosphere is unmatched,” said senior goalie and Captain Teddy Huddlestun.

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Lulu Flavin, Fashion Editor
Lulu Flavin is a senior at Lake Forest High School and is thrilled to be joining The Forest Scout for another year. She is a part of various activities like Student Council, and Women's Club, and is the Chairwoman for the CROYA Exec Board. If she is not attending the Wednesday night CROYA meetings, you can find her watching Gilmore Girls, or spending time with friends!
Coralis Colon, Editor
Senior Coralis Colon is super excited to be returning to The Forest Scout, this year as an Editor! She is a member of The Student Council, NHI, Scout Nation, and Spanish Club. In her free time, you can find her cooking, shopping, reading, spending time with friends, and family, and her two dogs, Bandit and Ozzie. When she has the time, she enjoys traveling and babysitting.
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