The purpose of the grant Program is to seek, fund, and share within Mass Hockey, 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.
On hand to present the 2013 Grant awards were Chair Ellie Cheever, Tom Songin, Mike Dargin, Kerri Allan, and Bob Sweeney. The recipients and their guests received the awards in a private function before the game and then watched a fantastic game in the Luxury box so see the Bruins win in a shoot-out victory.
CHD DISABILITY RESOURCES
Purchase suitable protective equipment and sleds for youth sled hockey
program for 5-18yo's with physical disabilities
EAST MA SENATORS
Offer new Learn to Skate program for 4-8yo's
GATEWAY YOUTH HOCKEY
Further lowering cost of Learn to Skate/Play to create free house league
"Try Hockey for Free" events across each geographic district
MARTHA'S VINEYARD YOUTH HOCKEY
Skills session for Squirt aged players and "Wooden Stick League"
MEDFORD YOUTH HOCKEY & GIRL'S HOCKEY
Creation of In-House Youth Referee Program
METHUEN FUN HOCKEY LEAGUE (Town of Methuen)
"Skate and Read" program
NORWOOD YOUTH HOCKEY
"Late to Hockey" introduction program for 9-12yo boys
Free Introductory Trial Learn to Play for first time children
with discounted tuition for those who continue to play.
TWIN CITY YOUTH HOCKEY/ DISTRICT 7
Expansion of No Player Left Behind Program to incorporate
in-house leagues (9-11yo and 12-15yo)
WAKEFIELD YOUTH HOCKEY
Learn to Play program for Middle School aged girls