The USA Hockey Foundation’s purpose is to enhance the mission of USA Hockey, Inc. by making grants to various organizations that share its values.
On this Giving Tuesday, we ask you to make a donation that will help strengthen American hockey. By providing support to the USA Hockey Foundation's General Fund you are doing your part to grow the game in six general areas: participation, opportunity, safety, player development, education and commemoration.
Additional details specifically surrounding the Disabled Hockey Fund can be found below. For more information on The USA Hockey Foundation and all of its initiatives, click here.
Disabled hockey programs are supported by USA Hockey and The USA Hockey Foundation across the nation and prove that the sport of hockey is for everyBODY! These programs are divided into six disciplines that include: Blind, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Para Ice Hockey (Sled), Special Hockey, Standing Amputee and Warrior Hockey. Let’s do our part in letting disabled players put their disability on ICE and make the sport of hockey accessible to everybody!
Your gift will help disabled players put their disabilities on ICE through the Disabled Hockey Fund.
To donate to the Disabled Hockey Fund, click here and put your designation as "Disabled Hockey."
The American Development Model is an initiative that started in 2009 with the aim to teach kids to play, love and excel at the game. With its financial support, the Foundation recognizes that the more children who learn to play through age-appropriate training, the more who will be involved in the sport for a lifetime.
The Foundation has long been a supporter of programs that provide access for disabled and disadvantaged athletes to the game of hockey. The Foundation makes grants to numerous Hockey is For Everyone (HIFE) programs. HIFE is the NHL’s youth development program that supports orgs that bring the sport to participants of all backgrounds, including inner-city youth. The Foundation also supports various disabled groups to help grow and strengthen disabled hockey from the grassroots to the elite levels.
The safety of all hockey players is paramount. Among recent initiatives the Foundation has financially supported research by the Mayo Clinic on the effects of concussions in athletes and how to reduce the number of occurrences.
As the United States strives to be the best internationally, The USA Hockey Foundation is committed to helping the United States reach the top through world-class training programs and financial assistance.
Athletes, coaches, officials and parents all receive educational resources and training through USA Hockey. The Foundation supports the cause of creating excellence through consistency which is the aim of the USA Hockey education program.
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award and the Lester Patrick Trophy.