Dennis Carman, President & CEO
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508-583-6306 ext. 105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2017
Retired Hockey Star Kevin Stevens to Share Recovery Journey at United Way’s Annual Meeting
Kevin Stevens, Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Star & Local Resident (left), shakes hand of Dennis Carman, United Way President & CEO
Kevin Stevens in the early 1990s on the ice
Brockton, MA – Kevin Stevens, retired hockey star and two-time Stanley Cup champion, will be the keynote speaker at United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s 95th Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration on June 21st at Bridgewater State University. Former Pittsburgh Penguins player, Stevens participated in 15 seasons in the National Hockey League and has been a long time Massachusetts resident. He suffered a serious injury on the ice in 1993 that led to his introduction to opioid pain medication followed by many years struggling with substance addictions.
“We are thrilled to have Kevin as our Keynote Speaker,” UWGPC President & CEO, Dennis Carman said. “His journey from addiction to recovery is a perfect example of this year’s annual meeting them that ‘to live better, we must LIVE UNITED’. We are honored to have him as our guest and speaker on this extremely important topic.”
United Way’s 95th Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration on Wednesday, June 21st will run from 11:30AM – 1:00PM in the East Campus Dining Commons at Bridgewater State University. Tickets are $40 per person and $300 for a table of 8. Advanced registration is required. Registration and event details are available at www.uwgpc.org.
About United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Established in 1922, United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s mission is “We unite people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County.” United Way envisions a “a safe, healthy and well-educated community in which people's needs are met effectively, respectfully and compassionately” by focusing its resources on addressing the vital and interconnected needs of education, health and income. United Way serves the communities of southeastern Massachusetts, including the city of Brockton and the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.