FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that in partnership with the NHL, the NHLPA and the League's Industry Growth Fund, the club has created a street hockey PE curriculum that will be introduced to over 300 schools in Maricopa and Pima counties this year. In addition, the Coyotes street hockey PE curriculum will be added to 200 new schools in 2019-20 and 200 more schools in 2020-21. In total, the Coyotes will reach approximately 700 schools and over 500,000 students in Arizona with this program.
"We are very excited about the Coyotes PE street hockey curriculum program," said Coyotes' President & CEO Ahron Cohen. "Our hockey development department has done a tremendous job growing the game of hockey in Arizona, but we still have a lot of work to do. This program will allow us to get more sticks into the hands of kids and help educate them about our great game and promote youth health and wellness. We are grateful for the incredible support that we have received from all the Valley school districts and look forward to a great partnership in the future."
As part of the program each school will receive $1,500 worth of Coyotes branded street hockey equipment consisting of 50 sticks, 50 balls, 50 pinnies, two hockey nets, a stick bag, a curriculum booklet, a student MVP Access Pass, a teacher's gift backpack and a Coyotes "Raise the Pack" banner.
During the 2018-19 NHL season, the Coyotes PE curriculum will reach approximately 200,000 kids (grades K-8). Below is the complete list of districts involved in year one of the program.
Mesa Public Schools
Washington Elementary School District
Chandler Unified School District
Glendale Elementary School District
Creighton Elementary School
Balsz School District
Tolleson Elementary District
Laveen Elementary School District
Phoenix Elementary School District
Alhambra Elementary School District
Kyrene School District
Tempe Elementary School District
Scottsdale Elementary School District
Various Tucson School Districts
Gilbert Elementary School District
School districts interested in more information about the Coyotes PE Street Hockey curriculum should contact the Coyotes Director of Hockey Development, Matt Shott at email@example.com.
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