Dave Huddleston reports…
UPPER MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — When it comes to hockey, Jordan Fromm is always eager for more. The 14-year-old goalie from Upper Montgomery County plays on two teams, but it’s what he does off the ice that attracted our attention.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Officials To Give Comments Related To Inspector General's Report Regarding City's Relationship With Philly Fighting COVID, Inc.
“About two or three years ago, our family friend asked me if I wanted $25 for every shutout I got during the hockey season. And I thought about it, and I thought that I’d rather give it to charity for kids who are less fortunate that I am,” Jordan explains.
This expanded way beyond one friend! Jordan created a website, Shutouts for Kids, when he was 12. He started raising money from sponsors for two charities — The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, and Make-A-Wish. He says, “Well, the first year I raised $5,000. Last year I doubled my goal, and got $11,000.”
Jordan even met Ed Snider and presented a check on the National Hockey League Network. Jordan’s dad Lou says, he can’t help but be proud.READ MORE: Philadelphia Courthouse Evacuated After Police Receive Report Device Was Left At Building
“He has food on the table, he has certain things that maybe make him, a kid, feel that he has everything, but to realize, there are kids that need help, I think he’s figuring out he’s making a difference, and that, that, that means a lot,” Lou says.
This year, Jordan hopes to raise $20,000 dollars. He hopes for a good hockey career, too, but he already knows that’s not everything, “because I’m so fortunate to have everything that I have, like an Xbox or a computer or a phone. Some kids don’t have that. I thought it would be nice to give those kids something, too.”CDC: Vaccinated People Can Gather In Small Crowds Without Masks
Reported by Dave Huddleston, CBS3