The Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Amateur Hockey Association announced a partnership Wednesday to create a larger bond between the two organizations and the youth hockey community by creating Colorado Avalanche Cares program.
"This program will have significant impact by providing the needed support to youth hockey families through useful resources and by strengthening the long-standing relationship between the Colorado Avalanche and the youth hockey community," said Deb Dowling, Colorado Avalanche Vice President of Community Relations. "We are extremely pleased to work with the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association to offer this unique resource."
The program will serve as a cost-free resource center for the youth hockey community through the website, http://www.coloradoavalanchecares.com/. Free memberships are available to all those interested by registering online.
"This is a groundbreaking program that has many valuable tools for our members." Phil Paolilli, President of CAHA stated. "With the support of the Colorado Avalanche, we are able to provide the youth hockey community the resources and information they need to succeed."
The launch of http://www.coloradoavalanchecares.com/ is in conjunction with the launch of the Avalanche's new and improved website, .
Through guidance from Avalanche players and coaches, as well as other youth hockey community members, the program will provide important resources and current information for youth hockey families, coaches, and associations. Among the resources available to members are newsletters with information regarding youth hockey in Colorado, published articles about youth sports, discussions by youth hockey leaders, and interviews with Avalanche players and coaches.