The Springfield Thunderbirds, in continued partnership with our friends at the Center for Human Development, are proud to once again spotlight Game Changers during each home game during the 2023-24 season at the MassMutual Center, because when it comes to Game Changers, Care Finds A Way.
What’s a Game Changer? Someone who has made a difference in the Pioneer Valley community through their selfless act of kindness. These Game Changers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve the lives of those around us. They are people who all of Springfield and Western Massachusetts can proudly salute!
The Thunderbirds will recognize individuals who have made a difference in their communities in the Pioneer Valley.
Below are past recipients of the CHD Game Changer Award.
Carmen McKenzie and Earl Clarke
Steve Nagle and Mike Baxendale
Men Wear Pink 2023
Ferioli & Morin Family
Brian Casey from 99 Restaurants
Ellen Kearney, Kim Mierzejewski and Jillian Tarta
Vilenti Tulloch Academic Leadership
Agawam Veterans Memorial Cememtery Volunteers
Noble Hospital Respiratory Team
Hockey for Heroes Foundation
Karen Deoliveira Duffy's Fighting Irish
Joe Tavella, Gaetana Aliotta, Patricia Bean
The Bucks Hockey Team
Dr. Jay - Survivor Journeys
Hampden Regional Read Aloud
Celebrate Kate Foundation
Miracle League of Western Mass
Donna St. John (CHD) & Andrea Tarpey (STCC)
Lynn McCarthy & Special Olympics
Ayden's Ride for Life
Officers Igor Basovskiy & Kenneth Arzon - Springfield Police Department
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Rich Gale - Sled Hockey
Wicked in Pink
Rob Saez & Theos BBQ
Restoration Worship Center
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