Valencia native, California youth hockey graduate Kozlowski named 2021-22 ECHL Community Service Award winner
Trevin Kozlowski of the Iowa Heartlanders has been selected as the recipient of the 2021-22 ECHL Community Service Award.
Each ECHL team was given the opportunity to nominate a player for their efforts supporting community and charitable causes during the 2021-22 season. The nominations were voted on by League Office personnel.
A graduate of Army West Point, Kozlowski was able to connect with the Iowa City VA Medical Center, as well as a local non-profit, Salute to the Fallen, whose mission is to bring awareness and financial assistance to multiple military causes including, Gold Star Families, veteran suicide, PTSD, homelessness, and much more.
In early November, the Heartlanders and Kozlowski launched “Trevin’s Tickets,” an initiative where he donated his two allotted tickets for each home game to any active or retired military. In addition to the ticket donation, the recipients of the tickets were able to meet Kozlowski in a post-game meet and greet. Throughout the season, Kozlowski donated over 50 tickets to over 25 home games and participated in over 20 post-game meet and greets. The ticket donations continued even when he was recalled to the AHL’s Iowa Wild.
The Valencia native logged over 50 hours of community service and volunteer hours, nearly leading the team despite spending time in the AHL. The team also plans to have a year-end reception for all of the Trevin’s Tickets recipients throughout the year that will give those recipients a chance to connect with fellow military personnel.
It was Kozlowski’s flexibility, willingness to embrace the chaos, overall friendly demeanor and his ability to connect with people personally, that ensured the Heartlanders that he would be a great resource for any and all community events throughout the year.
During his youth career, Kozlowski played for the Valencia Express, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, LA Selects and California Titans.
Top photo/IowaHeartlanders.com; Above photo/Jason Rubin/JMR Images
(April 16, 2022)