"We're pleased to support Hockey In Newark's efforts to enrich the lives of our youth through sports while emphasizing the importance of a quality education," said Richard Carbone, executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer, Prudential Financial. "Organizations like this one are on the front lines of improving the lives of our youth in Newark and our involvement represents Prudential's ongoing commitment to support the communities where we do business."
Founded in 2003, Hockey in Newark, Inc. started as a feeder source to Newark's East Side High, the only urban high school in the state with an ice hockey program. The organization now cultivates the growth of hockey in Newark on various levels in partnership with the Devils Arena Entertainment, LLC, The Newark Public Schools and the City of Newark and its Department of Recreation.
"Prudential has helped us take huge steps forward with academic programming, upgrades to our community rink, and creating unique opportunities for our children for years to come," said Keith Veltre, co-director of Hockey in Newark, Inc.
"The New Jersey Devils strongly supports Hockey in Newark. It's all about the children who are learning and improving at the sport and we applaud Prudential's significant commitment to the program," said Jeff Vanderbeek, Chairman and Managing Partner of the New Jersey Devils.
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