Former Quaker Valley star Kevin Kenny, 20, suffered a serious spinal cord injury Saturday while playing for the Pittsburgh Vengeance in a game against the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks.
Kenny, who is in his second year with the Vengeance, is currently at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital after two surgeries on the injury.
Kenny score 140 points in his Quaker Valley varsity hockey regular season career and won a state title as a senior in 2011-12.
Many hockey players from the area gave their support through Twitter over the last few days, ending each message with the hashtags, #prayersforKenny and #prayforKevin.
And many are now giving their support for Kenny and his family through the Kevin Kenny Foundation, which was started to help raise money for Kenny’s medical expenses.
Donations are also being accepted at www.GoFundMe.com/5d9lrk, where more information on the Kevin Kenny Foundation can be found. Additionally, items such as helmet decals, wristbands and T-shirts can be purchased on the Vengeance’s website, www.vengeancehockey.com. There will also be a spaghetti dinner on Nov. 30 at John Paul I Center.
The goal was originally to raise $20,000, but that has since been increased to $30,000 since more than $13,000 has already been raised.
The most up-to-date information on Kenny and ways to donate can be found at www.helpforkevinkenny.com, www.twitter.com/7kennystrong and www.facebook.com/7kennystrong.