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Red Wings announce 2021 Street Hockey in the D: Summer Series

Free six-week clinic series will introduce Detroit youth to the fundamentals of hockey at four Detroit Parks & Recreation locations

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings are continuing their commitment to building confidence and character, promoting positive values and imparting enduring life skills in the city of Detroit as they announce the "Street Hockey in the D: Summer Series," powered by Chevrolet.

After unveiling the "Street Hockey in the D at Home" program last summer during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Wings are hosting the Street Hockey in the D: Summer Series in person this year as more than 100 youth across the city of Detroit will have the unique opportunity to participate in a six-week clinic series, as part of the Red Wings' pioneering Learn, Play, Score platform.

The free street hockey clinics will be led by Red Wings Learn, Play, Score ambassador Jason McCrimmon and will provide Detroit youth aged 6-14 with an opportunity to learn the basics of hockey, along with fundamental life skills, in a fun, laid-back outdoor atmosphere at four Detroit Parks & Recreation locations in the city from July 12 - August 19.

Detroit Parks & Recreation Locations Include:

• Patton Memorial Center

• Farwell Recreation Center

• Balduck Park

• Palmer Park

Each week, participants will learn a new set of skills, including hockey basics, stickhandling, passing, shooting, movement techniques and more. At the end of the six-week program, participants will get to keep the street hockey stick and ball they were given in Week 1, in addition to a complimentary Red Wings T-shirt.

"The Red Wings are excited to partner this summer with Detroit Parks and Recreation, Chevrolet, Carhartt and Milk Means More in bringing the joys of learning street hockey to children in Detroit," said Red Wings and Tigers director of community impact Kevin Brown. "Building upon last year's at Home program, the six-week Street Hockey in the D: Summer Series will transform sport courts and parking lots across the city into hockey facilities for children to learn everything from proper stick handling to teamwork and game play."

Registration for the 2021 Street Hockey in the D: Summer Series is full. To learn more about the Red Wings' Learn, Play, Score program, visit LearnPlayScore.com.

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