Detroit News: Mike Ilitch School of Business set to partner on Red Wings $1M community outreach initiative
A $1 million partnership involving the Detroit Red Wings will bring hockey to 30,000 youths in Detroit over the next two years. Officials with the Red Wings, the Detroit Red Wings Foundation and the NHL/NHLPA Industry Growth Fund announced Tuesday that thousands of young people across the city will have the opportunity to participate in the Detroit Red Wings' Learn, Play, Score program. This program is designed to grow and expand access to hockey in Detroit through community partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, the Detroit Parks & Recreation Department, the Detroit Public Schools Community District, EverFi and the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. "This is all about empowering the youth in our city," Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings Inc. and president and CEO of the Red Wings, said. "Hockey is more than just a sport. It is about teamwork, dedication, maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit. We are committed to being a leader in finding innovative ways to connect younger generations to hockey in the community."