We had our fifth and last “Summer at Jobing.com” FREE Kids Hockey Clinic yesterday, August 16, 2014 with fifty six kids in attendance.
The Coyotes, and the NHL as a whole, are making a strong effort to bolster the growth of hockey through the grass roots. They’re going back to basics and making sure kids have the opportunity to get an introduction to hockey regardless of their background or economic condition.
We’ve benefitted greatly from this initiative and from the commitment of the new Coyotes ownership group. Their generosity and the professionalism of the Community Relations people and the Arizona Coyotes Hockey Development Program have helped us introduce hockey to HUNDREDS of kids aged between 4 and 14 through our ball hockey clinics.
Many of those kids held sticks for the first time and having a chance to play and learn in a REAL NHL HOCKEY ARENA beneath a real scoreboard was a great experience many of us will remember for the rest of our lives.
So, and this won’t be the last time we say this…