Cornell men's hockey junior defenseman Hank Kempf has been named a finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award, which recognizes college hockey's finest citizen for their significant contributions not only to their team but also to the community through volunteerism. Kempf has been actively involved in various community service efforts, including supporting non-profit organizations, aiding schools, and participating in charity fundraisers both locally and internationally.

By the Numbers
  • Kempf is one of five finalists for the 2024 Hockey Humanitarian Award.
  • The award will be presented to the recipient on Friday, April 12 during the NCAA Men's Frozen Four weekend in St. Paul, Minn.
  • The initial goal for the "Big Red Blocks for Healing" campaign was to raise $5,000, but the fundraiser has already reached nearly $6,500 from pledges for each shot Cornell blocks this season.
State of Play
  • Kempf's nomination for the award recognizes his ongoing commitment to community service efforts, reflecting a positive trend of student-athletes making meaningful contributions beyond the field of play.
  • The ongoing fundraiser "Big Red Blocks for Healing" has already surpassed its initial fundraising goal, showcasing strong support from the community.
Bottom Line

Kempf's nomination and community efforts not only exemplify his dedication to volunteerism but also highlight the positive impact that student-athletes can have on their communities, both locally and internationally.