Massachusetts Hockey alongside the Boston Bruins Foundation are proud to present over $41,000 to award recipients of the Mike Cheever Grow Hockey Grant program.
The recipients of this year’s grant include:
Chelmsford Hockey Association will use their grant to expand the current girls only hockey and co-ed hockey options.
Falmouth Youth Hockey will apply their grant money towards off-ice training for all youth ice hockey players.
Framingham Youth Hockey will apply their grant money towards off-ice training for all youth ice hockey players.
Franklin Youth Hockey Association will use the grant to provide assistance in offsetting the cost of ice hockey equipment to new youth hockey families.
Medfield Youth Hockey Association will use their grant to expand the current girls only hockey and co-ed hockey options.
Nashoba Youth Hockey Association will use their grant to expand their affordable Learn to Play Hockey program.
Wakefield Youth Skating Association will use their grant to provide a free permanent Girls Learn to Play Hockey program.
Wilmington Youth Hockey Association will use their grant to increase their activities and promotion of the Girls Try Hockey for Free Day.
Cheever grant funds are raised through the “Invest in Youth Hockey” license plate partnership between the Boston Bruins and Massachusetts Hockey. The purpose of Mike Cheever's Grow Hockey Grant is to seek, fund, and share innovative methods for growing ice hockey participation in local youth organizations, Girls/Women and Disabled Hockey Programs within Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Hockey named this grant program after Mike Cheever because it is aimed at achieving what Cheever dedicated his life to: giving more kids the opportunity to play the game.
“There is no other way more fitting to honor my father than to name this growth initiative program after him, and without the support and contribution of the Boston Bruins, none of this could be possible. It did not matter what the level of talent, my Dad, just looked to give every kid the opportunity to play and made sure they had fun doing it,” said daughter of Mike Cheever and grant committee chairperson Ellie Cheever.
In the 14 years that the “Invest in Youth Hockey” plates have been on the road, the program has raised over $1.75 million for grassroots youth hockey efforts throughout the state. You can purchase your Boston Bruins "Invest in Youth Hockey" license plate at all full-service Registry branches or online by clicking here.
Massachusetts Hockey, Inc., is a not-for-profit tax exempt organization which serves as the affiliate association of USA Hockey, Inc., and is the official governing body for the sport of hockey in Massachusetts. As such, its purposes and objectives are to develop, advance and encourage participation in the sport of hockey; to develop and encourage sportsmanship between all players for the betterment of their physical and social well-being; to develop and improve the standards of the sport; and to educate and train players, coaches, referees, managers, administrators and parents.