Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) and One Million Skates (OMS) announced today that the two organizations will be teaming up in an expanded effort to connect the greater hockey community and empower youth through the game of ice hockey.
Starting this month, One Million Skates ― a dynamic online lifestyle publication dedicated to passionate, on-the-go minor hockey families ― will become an official HEROS publication.
Presented by TELUS and supported by the NHL Player’s Association, HEROS is a registered Canadian charitable organization committed to empowering children through ice hockey. The premise of HEROS is to use the game of hockey as a catalyst to attract youth to a program offering support for education, self-esteem building and life-skills training. The program focuses on boys and girls of diverse ethnicity from economically challenged neighbourhoods throughout Canada, including Vancouver, Sechelt/Gibsons, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and a partnership program in Dublin and Belfast, Ireland. HEROS programs provide youth a team for life by celebrating in their first goal on the ice and assisting in their dreams off the ice in an environment of fun and safety where each child is considered to be a “hero.”
“HEROS is making a real difference in the lives of many deserving kids,” said Christie Judson, OMS co-founder. “This union will help all young hockey players to experience the best of this great game and to feel valued, inspired and connected ― no matter where they come from or what circumstances they face.”
For more information, visit www.heroshockey.com.
About One Million Skates
OMS is a dynamic online lifestyle publication dedicated to passionate, on-the-go minor hockey families. An official publication of Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS), it features inspiring editorial content, practical lifestyle information and unique tools and resources to help players and their families, coaches, associations and communities experience the most rewarding hockey experience possible. For more information, visit www.onemillionskates.com