Former Holy Ghost Prep hockey player goaltender Bogdan Sharapat
is leading an effort to bring his mother from the Ukraine to the United States.
Sharapat, a native of the Ukraine, graduated from Holy Ghost Prep in 2016.
He came to the U.S. and enrolled at Holy Gost Prep through a relationship with the school’s junior varsity hockey coach George Mundy. He graduated from HGP, recently graduated from Temple University and now lives with his wife in Philadelphia.
Over the last several weeks, Sharapat has been working to help his mother survive the war in Ukraine. In the last few days the situation has become impossible and, along with the Mundy family, Bogdan has arranged for his mom, Olga, to escape to Poland and come to the United States and live at the Mundys’ house in Yardley. She will be coming here with nothing.
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