Monday, January 19, 2015

Youth Hockey Foundation Kids Dream Big On Ice

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, 50 participants from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation will DREAM BIG and skate on Wells Fargo Center ice like their hockey heroes today at noon.

In addition, once off the ice, the boys and girls who have earned this opportunity will read and discuss King’s “I Have A Dream” speech and then complete a “dream cloud” worksheet and share amongst their teammates the lessons they’ve learned from the speech. Additionally, boys and girls will discuss the relevancy of Dr. King’s legendary speech, and how they apply it to their daily lives.

Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider created Snider Hockey in 2005 as a personal commitment to teach children important life lessons. The mission of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation is to build lives and unite communities.

It uses the sport of hockey to help educate young people to succeed in the game of life. Snider Hockey services are targeted for inner-city boys and girls who otherwise would not have the opportunity to learn to skate or to play ice hockey. The program has rapidly grown to include over 3,000 students.

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