Dallas Stars staff and former goalie Marty Turco volunteered at Resource Center last week in advance of the team’s Hockey is for Everyone games. According to longtime volunteer coordinator Deborah Cavazos, this is the first time one of DFW’s major sports teams has given their time to the center. The Stars spent their time stocking the Food Pantry’s shelves and serving in the hot meals program.

Hockey is for Everyone is an NHL project that promotes inclusion of the LGBT and other minority communities. Three games are part of the series: On Feb. 19 the Stars play the Nashville Predators. On Feb. 21 they play the St. Louis Blues. A third game in the series is on Feb. 23 against the Carolina Hurricanes, and is already sold out.

Here’s what the Stars say about Hockey is for Everyone:

Hockey is for Everyone™ uses the game of hockey — and the League’s global influence — to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities.

The Dallas Stars and NHL supports any teammate, coach or fan who brings heart, energy and passion to the rink. We believe all hockey programs — from professionals to youth organizations — should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.

Simply put, Hockey is for Everyone™

Tickets are available on the Dallas Stars website. $5 from each ticket sold goes to Resource Center.

— David Taffet