LA Kings forward Jordan Nolan has a clear passion for the Canadian First Nation communities.
In 2013, Nolan, along with his father, Ted, and brother, Brandon, created the 3|NOLANS First Nation Hockey School for the youth living in First Nation communities across Canada.
The three Nolans came up with the idea to host their own hockey schools for kids ages 7-15 as a way to reach and impact the lives of First Nation youth across Canada.
After years of being contracted to work for other First Nation and non-First Nation owned and operated hockey schools, the Nolans decided to create their own hockey school as a way to use their names to attract First Nation youth to the hockey rink and teach them life skills outside of the hockey rink that will take them to great places as they embark on their lives into adulthood.
Just like his father and brother, giving back to First Nation youth is very important to Jordan. The two-time Stanley Cup Champion continuously sets aside time in his busy summer schedule to travel to First Nation communities across Canada to help teach hockey skills and, more importantly, how to be a positive role model and leader within their communities.
"Our hockey schools are about giving back to First Nation youth and to show them that with hard work and living the right way, that they too can achieve great things in their life." Jordan Nolan said on 3Nolans.com. "It's not about becoming a professional hockey player, it's about working hard at whatever you do in life and being a positive influence and contributor to your First Nation community and other communities across Canada."
Since the start of 3|NOLANS First Nation Hockey School, the camp has reached over 500 kids across the First Nation communities of Canada.
For more information on the three Nolans' initiatives and upcoming events, visit 3Nolans.com.