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Arizona Coyotes Foundation Awards $450,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes


Thursday, October 8, 2015

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes Foundation proudly announced today that the official charitable arm of the Arizona Coyotes has donated $450,000 to local charitable and youth hockey organizations in the Valley. Since its inception in 1996, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation has raised millions of dollars that have helped hundreds of non-profit organizations in Arizona.

“The Coyotes ownership group is committed to hockey in Arizona and to giving back to the community in significant and meaningful ways,” said Dave Duckett, Co-Owner and Board Chair of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation. “With the support of corporate partners, private donors and local residents, the Arizona Coyotes are creating positive change and impacting the lives in our community.”

The following organizations and programs have received grants from the Arizona Coyotes Foundation for the 2015-16 season.

Organization - Program

1. A New Leaf, Inc. - La Mesita After-School Program

2. Alice Cooper Solid Rock Foundation - Teen Video Production Program

3. American Lung Association of the Southwest - Camp Not-A-Wheeze

4. Arizona Bridge to Independent Living - Youth Programs at SpoFit

5. Arizona Council on Economic Education - Economic Education for Children

6. ASU D2 Elite Hockey - New Locker Room

7. Back to School Clothing Drive Association - New Clothes, New Beginnings Program

8. Be A Leader Foundation - Be A Leader Foundation- College Going Programs

9. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix - Coyotes Kids Fitness Challenge

10. Cancer Support Community Arizona - Teen Cancer Program

11. Crisis Nursery - Children's Emergency Shelter - Phoenix & Mesa

12. Desert Hockey Development - Traveling Grow the Game Clinics

13. Feeding Matters, Inc. - Power of Two

14. Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association - FYHA Scholarships & Coach Funding

15. Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona - Free Arts Programs for Children

16. Gabriel's Angels - Pet Therapy Program

17. Heart For The City - Heart for the City Sports and After-school Program

18. Honor House - Operation Healing Journey for Veterans

19. HopeKids - HopeKids Movie Day & Bumble Bee Ranch

20. ICAN - ICAN Sports & Recreation Program

21. Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc - JA BizTown

22. Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation - Phoenix Children's Hospital Homeless and At-Risk Youth Outreach Program

23. Playworks Arizona - Playworks Arizona Programming

24. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix - Help-A-Family

25. Ryan House - Therapeutic Activities for Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

26. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre - Desert Stages Theater Relocation

27. Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation - Educating Military Medical Personnel: Building Skills That Save Lives

28. Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Family Dining Room (Feeding the Hungry: Congregate Dining Room Program)

29. Southwest Human Development - Services for Children with Disabilities

30. St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance - Children’s Backpack Program

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healthcare, education and cultural arts programs for children and service men and women. The Foundation is dedicated to health and wellness programs that stimulate the growth of youth sports and financially supporting programs that encourage teamwork skills while building future leaders in our community. For more information on the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, please visit

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