On December, 29 2012. in his hometown of Brampton, four of Tyler Seguin's closest friends from childhood got into a motor vehicle accident when they lost control of the car on an icy road. Tyler’s best friend, Derrek Moseychuk, suffered a broken neck and as a result is now a quadriplegic.
In honor of Derrek, Tyler started Seguin’s Stars. Seguin’s Stars partners with the Southwest Wheel Chair Athletic Association (SWAA) and brings wheel chair bound people of every age to watch a Dallas Stars game from a luxury suite. After each game Tyler meets with his guests where he signs autographs and takes photos in order to get to know them on a personal level.
Seguin’s Stars has introduced many people to the game of hockey who have never experienced it. On a much deeper level Seguin’s Stars has inspired many to try the game of sled hockey. It has given the SWAA the opportunity to get children actively involved in the sport and introduce them to others who are dealing with some of the same issues. For more information on SWAA please go to http://www.swaasports.org/
For every home game during the 2013-14 season Captain Jamie Benn donated four tickets along with two suite nights to the MS Society. These tickets were used by patients and their families, as well as volunteers. The MS Society was so thankful, they are planning a reception in Jamie’s honor. To learn more about the MS Society please go to http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/TXH
Defenseman, Alex Goligoski, regularly works with Defending the Blue Line (DTBL), an organization dedicated to ensuring children of military families are afforded every opportunity to play the game of hockey. For the 2013-14 season Alex donated four tickets with parking for every home game to DTBL. For more information on DTBL go to http://www.defendingtheblueline.org/
Vernon Fiddler and his wife Chrissy started Fidd’s Kids during the 2012-13 season. For the 2013-14 season they partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas. The Fiddler’s donate 12 tickets to every game for children at Make-A-Wish. Each attendee also receives a Fidd’s Kids t-shirt. Vern and Chrissy help create memories that will last a lifetime. For more on Make-A-Wish please visit http://ntx.wish.org/