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Twinkling lights and the smell of pine spread holiday cheer in many living rooms throughout the month of December, but for Utica Comets player Blair Jones his favorite Christmas memory was when he got his first hockey net and street equipment when he was five.


Understanding the special memories that are shared during the holiday season, the “Save of the Day” Foundation and Utica Comets players and staff adopted five families through For the Good Inc. to ensure families in need had presents to open on Christmas morning.


With the Comets wives spending countless hours wrapping presents and having three trucks full of presents to deliver them, families were nothing but gracious as Carter Bancks, Wacey Hamilton, and Jones hand-delivered the presents to each family on December 14.

“It was our pleasure to put smiles on the families faces and help brighten their holiday season,” Hamilton said.


For Whitney Hight, Jones’s girlfriend, her favorite part of the delivery was meeting the young boy she had wrapped all the presents for and seeing the smiles on his face along with the rest of his family at For the Good, Inc.


For the Good, Inc. is a non-profit that works to benefit the Utica community providing low-income residents and their neighborhoods with programs to overcome poverty through their own means.

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