Gary Bettman, NHL commissioner
Ted Leonsis, chairman and owner, Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Washington Capitals
Dave Ogrean, executive director, USA Hockey & USA Hockey Foundation
Luke Russert, congressional correspondent, NBC News
Ed Snider, chairman and founder, Comcast-Spectacor & Philadelphia Flyers
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Congressional Hockey Caucus Co-Chairs
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA)
Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)
The Congressional Hockey Caucus (CHC) briefing, hosted by caucus co-chair Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), will focus on the positive impact community-based hockey programs have on the development of essential life skills, character and academic success.
NBC News congressional correspondent Luke Russert will moderate a panel discussion regarding grassroots youth hockey initiatives, cutting-edge curriculum and supplemental educational programming designed to build character and academic skills for at-risk inner-city youngsters.
The NHL and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund will also make a special announcement during the event.
Wednesday, February 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET
Room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Members of the media who wish to cover the event should contact Maureen Keith at Maureen.Keith@mail.house.gov.
Still images of the briefing will be available to media on www.gettyimages.com.
Maureen Keith/Rep. Patrick Meehan's Office: Maureen.Keith@mail.house.gov
Robert Wooley/NHL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hallema Sharif Clyburn/Thurgood Marshall College Fund: email@example.com