BOWIE, MD — The Bowie Hockey Club will obtain $10,000 from the Washington Capitals and a spouse charity — the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation — to lend a hand spice up range in hockey.
Bowie Hockey Club, Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, George Mason University Ice Hockey Alumni Foundation, Navy Youth Hockey Foundation and Titans Youth Hockey are the nonprofits that can obtain $10,000 each and every from the group’s Capital Impact Fund, in line with a information unencumber.
The organizations have been decided on by means of the Capitals according to their missions and affect towards range in hockey, in addition to on their plans to make use of the cash to additional advance range, fairness and inclusion within the game, the group stated.
The Bowie Hockey Club, established in 1971, has been offering high quality hockey instruction to avid gamers ages 4 thru 18 for greater than 50 years. The membership supplies techniques from educational hockey for learners to aggressive commute groups, the scoop unencumber stated. The membership’s leisure groups compete within the Capital Corridor Hockey League and commute groups play within the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League and Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League. The membership additionally runs a spring hockey program and summer season clinics.
Bowie Hockey Club will use the grant to make stronger a deaf early life participant who calls for an American Sign Language interpreter at the ice. The participant’s objective is to grow to be the primary Black deaf participant within the NHL.
The participant started Bowie’s Instructional/Learn to Play program as a 4-year-old and in 2021-22, participated within the group’s 8U part ice commute program. This season, the participant will transfer as much as 10U and play complete ice hockey. The grant shall be used for the ASL Interpreter Service charges, in addition to particular apparatus to make use of right through video games.
In addition, Bowie plans to box a women’ hockey group for the primary time in 50 years to draw extra feminine avid gamers to hockey, making sure that there’s a focal point on recruiting BIPOC individuals, and offering further Instruction/Learn to Play and Try Hockey for Free programming. A portion of the grant shall be used to hide prices together with ice charges and jerseys.
In 2020 the Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation created the Capital Impact Fund to offer grants to organizations that may help in getting rid of value boundaries confronted by means of other people of colour within the hockey neighborhood. The Washington Capitals and MSE Foundation Capital Impact Fund Grant supplies monetary make stronger to native nonprofit organizations devoted to additional advancing range, fairness and inclusion in hockey.
The function of the grant is to offer get admission to to the game in all paperwork and will have to pay attention to, however now not be restricted to: apparatus, ice time, faculty techniques, program charges and get admission to to the sport. The fund objectives to lend a hand minority early life avid gamers achieve their largest possible and create extra equivalent taking part in fields for all.