On Sunday, August 31st, HLF Young Ambassadors gathered on Zoom to participate in the 2nd Henrik Lundqvist Foundation Young Ambassadors KidsJam. The Championship Tournament was the culmination of a week of “LocalJam” play with 18 events happening across the tri-state, each hosted by Young Ambassadors in their communities.
In 2019, KidsJam was hosted at the Versa Rooftop in New York City, but due to COVID-19 safety concerns, this year’s event was held virtually. Undeterred by the new format, the 2020 Young Ambassador class, as well as several YA program alumni, raised funds in their communities and hosted local events. Each “LocalJam” crowned a champion team which was sent up to compete in the Championship tournament on the 31st.
Hosted in partnership with Jam Kancer in the Kan and including a kick-off video message from HLF Founder Henrik Lundqvist, 2020 HLFYA Ashley Sheil was eventually crowned Champion with fellow 2020 YA Michael Gugliotta taking 2nd place. The event raised over $15,000 for HLF programs supporting children’s health and education.