Source for Sports is teaming up with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) as the official equipment supplier of the Goals & Dreams Game Changer Award program.
The program assists individual families who find themselves in unique financial situations due to economic or social reasons, such as job loss or divorce. As the supplier, Source For Sports will fit and supply the hockey gear for these deserving applicants.
“No one should be left out of hockey because they can’t afford it,” said Mike Melbourne, owner of Sun Valley Source For Sports. “We are very excited to partner with the NHLPA and help give back to people in our community and help all kids enjoy the game of hockey.”
Source For Sports will also assist with fulfilling regular NHLPA Goals & Dreams equipment grants, aimed at volunteer-based grassroots hockey programs that help economically disadvantaged children play hockey.
“We are excited to partner with Source for Sports to help even more children play the great game of hockey,” said Devin Smith, chair of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund. “This new partnership will provide children the joy of walking into a Source for Sports store to pick out brand new gear.
“We have deep roots in our hockey communities right across Canada, and this partnership with the NHLPA will allow children to continue the hockey tradition that many of us enjoyed growing up,” added Brad Hause, president of Source For Sports.
To learn more about the programs, and for information on how to apply for a grant through the NHLPA, visit www.nhlpa.com/giving-back/goals-dreams.