Those of you who did not take Latin are probably wondering, "What does Non Sibi mean?" Translated
into English it means "not for oneself."
You could find any number of people
worthy of that phrase; I found a high school hockey team.
The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders just finished
the best season in a generation. They won their league title for the first time
in 24 years. They qualified for postseason play for the first time in seven
years. They advanced to the semifinals of the Central Division State Tourney.
They were the "big men in town"... but not for what they did on the ice. There is
more to this story. In December, the team
was doing well and decided to share the wealth, so they organized a hat drive.
That was such a success that they decided to run a coat drive with all
donations going to shelters.
"We were on a roll so we all decided to go out in
the community and give back," said co-captain Brandon Stubbs.
The clincher came at the last home game when
the team presented a check for \$4,100 to the father of Justin Brace who was
diagnosed with ALS years ago.
"These kids don’t even know who Justin Brace is,"
said Coach Brian Payne. "He was a player of mine years ago, I told the kids
about his plight and they raised over \$4,000. I can’t tell you how proud I am."
The Crusaders season ended with a loss to Oakmont but the joy they brought to
others makes them lifetime winners and worthy of the phrase "Non Sibi."