Thousands of students spend day at Springfield Thunderbirds game

Hampden County

Springfield Public Schools joined the Springfield Thunderbirds to take students from the classroom to the hockey rink.

The energy was vibrant and the crowd was loud as thousands of students filled the MassMutual Center Wednesday morning. Students from elementary to high school attended the game.

However, just because the kids took a break from the classroom, didn’t mean they were taking a break from learning. The team held a pre-game symposium teaching the middle school and high school students about the business side of sports.

President of the Thunderbirds Nathan Costa told 22News, There’s a lot of kids in downtown Springfield who don’t have the chance to see a hockey game. So for us it’s a chance to give back a chance to expose some kids to our product and the arena and have some fun with it.”

More than 50 schools attended Wednesday’s game.

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