This grant program is to seek, fund and share within Massachusetts Hockey registered programs innovative methods for growing ice hockey participation in our Town, Girls/Women and Disabled Hockey Programs. Funds received from the Mike Cheever "Grow Hockey" Development Grant shall be used to increase the number of new players or retain existing players in the submitting Program. The Cheever Program may also be used by programs to adopt and implement practices consistent with ADM.
There is no other way more fitting to honor my father than to name this grow initiative program after him, and without the support and contribution of the Boston Bruins, none of this could be possible. His path of contributions in growing the sport of hockey can be traced right up to the national level. But, no step along the way was ever more important to him than the local grassroots effort in Massachusetts. He was that, quintessential volunteer who dedicated over 40 years to the sport of hockey, and when ever questioned about his years of dedication it would always come back to a common answer, "I do this simply for the love of the game. It's all about the kids, and I'm in it for them." It did not matter what the level of talent, Mike Cheever just looked to give every kid the opportunity to play and made sure they had fun doing it.
Any youth hockey programs across the state in need of funds for ice time, equipment, clinics, and everything in between.
The application deadline for a formal grant proposal will be due by 11:59 p.m. January 31, 2018.
By March, the grant committee will notify the awardees and a ceremony will be held at TD Garden.
Mike Cheever Grow Hockey Chair
Phone: (508) 541-4566
Mike Cheever Grant "Grow Hockey" Development Program