The main goal of HockeyGods.com is to bring together hockey fans and communities from around the world. The target of our charities section is to raise awareness for those in need and to help out those less fortunate hockey players. Weather it is to raise money to build/repair ice rinks or field hockey pitches, provide families/chidren with equipment who cannot afford it, provide free or subsidised hockey lessons or a hockey orginization fund-raising in hopes of solving some of the world's health concerns. As this section grows so will it's functionality and usefulness.
In order to keep this idea alive, HockeyGods.com itself must stay alive. We are always accepting donations and would greatly appreciate you doing so. Please help to let us unite the great people around the world from the greatest sport in the world. Hockey!
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Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation. We help cover registration, equipment and/or transportation costs.
We have an extensive, national network of more than 310 local chapters. Chapter members are volunteers who are committed to helping get kids active and healthy. They work in partnership with other local non-profit organizations to discreetly identify kids with the greatest need in their community. Canadian Tire Jumpstart then covers registration, equipment and/or transportation costs to help them participate in a sport or recreational activity of their choice.
We also lend support to unique initiatives aimed at increasing access to sport and recreation programs.
Since our launch in 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart has given 439,383 kids across Canada the chance to play.
Canuck Place is a story of courage and vision, and a shining example of the good that comes from individuals and organizations seeing a need in their community and working together to fill it
In this case, there was a need to provide care for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families – an option that would give families the added flexibility to access hospice care when hospital or home care could no longer meet their needs.
This vision became reality in November 1995 when Canuck Place opened as the first free standing children’s hospice in North America. Today it is recognized globally as a leader in pediatric palliative care sharing knowledge, expertise and research regionally, nationally and internationally to assist in the further development of best practices in this field.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids is a fundraising event that offers fans the opportunity to skate with the Toronto Maple Leafs in support of Ontario’s kids with physical disabilities.
Skate participants raise a minimum of $125 in pledges for kids with physical disabilities. This event is a shining example of ‘kids helping kids,’ as the kids participating in the event raise 95% of pledges. All proceeds go to Easter Seals Ontario.
This is the 33rd year of the annual Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids, an event that has raised more than $4.9 million for Easter Seals Ontario.
Five Hole for Food is an annual coast to coast tour playing hockey to support food banks across Canada.
We set up a rink in the heart of each city and invite anyone and everyone to come out to play hockey to fight hunger. Bring your stick, bring a can of food, and have fun. 100% of the proceeds go to the local food bank in each city.
The annual Give Blood Play Hockey Inline Hockey Charity Tournament is a family-oriented event drawing thousands to the weekend long, carnival-like atmosphere. In addition to blood donations from attendees and the community alike, the GBPH event also solicits donors to the National Bone Marrow Foundation via the BAHBAD organization and event proceeds from team registrations, private contributions and sponsorships benefit the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). It is truly an event that connects the sport with the community and needs your help to continue giving.
The Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (H.E.R.O.S.) is a federally registered non-profit organization committed to empowering children through hockey. Its premise is to use the game of hockey to attract at-risk-youth to a program that offers support for education and serves as a catalyst for self esteem building and life skills training. CONTACT Norm Flynn H.E.R.O.S. Executive Director
Hello and welcome to my Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Tournament. I created this tournament because I know how events like this create a great and fun way of raising money for a wonderful cause right here in the Ottawa and surrounding area. The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation states, within the next 10 years 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer within their lifetime. Lets put on our skates and have fun fighting this terrible disease.
I’ve created this tournament for many reasons. I know that everyone has been affected or suffered the cancer disease in some way or form in their past or present.
About Hockey Helps the Homeless:
Hockey helps the Homeless is a volunteer-driven charity organization that was established in 1996 when a group of Toronto businessmen decided to turn an annual industry hockey tournament into a charitable event aimed at helping the homeless. Since our inception Hockey Helps the Homeless has expanded its scope and impact right across Canada raising in excess of $4.3 million while driving awareness and support for Canada’s homeless. Through the significant leverage provided by our players, sponsors and supporters in the community as well as the knowledge and expertise of our outreach partners, we intend to facilitate frontline and reintegration projects, while helping foster the corporate and political will to put an end to homelessness in our lifetime. The face of homelessness and its associated social challenges are changing every day. Thirty years ago more than 90% of the people on the street were adult men. Today, it is estimated that there are more than 200,000 homeless people in Canada with children and young families making up the fastest growing segment of the population.
If you would like to learn more about the homeless situation in your community and across Canada, you can contact one of the homeless outreach organizations identified on our website (www.hockeyhelpsthehomeless.com) or you can register to play in one of our many tournaments.
The National Hockey League Players Association Goals & Dreams assists volunteer based programs that help economically disadvantaged children play the great sport of hockey. NHLPA members believe that more children should have the opportunity to play hockey-- a sport that educates players in teamwork, commitment, discipline and physical fitness. Since the inception of the program, more than 50,000 children in 23 countries have benefited from equipment donations from their NHL heroes.
Through the donation of brand new hockey equipment, NHLPA Goals & Dreams outfits groups of deserving children (maximum of 50 at one time) who are enrolled in grassroots programs that provide an economically feasible alternative for the children. The NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund provides equipment grants for grassroots hockey programs but does not act as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities.
ROAD HOCKEY TO CONQUER CANCER (RHCC) is an epic Dawn-to-Dusk road hockey event for people 16 years of age (or older) from all backgrounds, skill levels and interests. Register Now.....Are you in?
ROAD HOCKEY TO CONQUER CANCER will feature hundreds of teams all playing for a singular and ambitious vision: CONQUER CANCER IN OUR LIFETIME!
All money raised will go to The Princess Margaret to accelerate breakthrough research and new, more effective therapies. Each registrant will be able to direct their funds to a specific cancer type or our priority cancer discovery fund.
Launched in 1991, Skate for Kids is an all-day hockey event, hosted by Mandrake Management Consultants and St. Michael’s College School. Over the years, Skate for Kids has benefited a number of local children's charities including Variety Village, Children's Own Museum, Museum of Childhood, Tim Horton's Children's Foundation Camps, Hockey Fights Cancer, The Gatehouse, ProAction, National Advertising Benevolent Society and St. Michael's College School Bursary Fund.
The Hockey Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation founded to “share happiness & change lives, one puck at a time.”
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Sports is recognized as being fundamental in the development of children (and adults!). Governments around the world (including the U.S.A.), the United Nations, and countless foundations recognize this explicitly. Many sports fans like to claim that their respective sport is the most influential, and people in the hockey community are particularly passionate about it, as it is a sport that thrives on passion.
In its purest form, hockey is able to impart valuable life lessons, such as accountability, honesty, teamwork, selflessness, discipline, as well as mental & physical toughness. The highest level hockey players are among the finest conditioned athletes in the world, putting their bodies through a variety of obstacles. All while learning a new mode of transportation!
Tickets for Kids receives tickets from various donors, events, and attractions and then donates them to children served by non-profit social service agencies and community groups that chaperone the children and their families to the events.
Our agencies serve thousands of underprivileged children and their families. By working closely with each agency, we create opportunities that meet the needs of families, encourage parental involvement, educate and inspire children, and improve the quality of life in lower-income communities.
You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation.
You Can Play works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, only by what they contribute to the sport or their team’s success.
You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit.