Bauer Hockey and Good Sports Team Up to Get More Kids on the Ice
Bauer Donates $277,000 worth of new hockey equipment to Good Sports
February 4, 2015 (Norwood, MA) – Bauer Hockey, the world’s leading manufacturer of hockey equipment, recently donated $277,000 worth of brand new hockey equipment to Good Sports – a national nonprofit that provides sporting equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged youth – to be distributed to community programs across the country. The donation comes as part of an ongoing relationship between the two organizations and includes hockey sticks and goalie sticks, along with shoulder pads, shin guards and gloves.
“This donation from Bauer Hockey opens so many more doors for Good Sports in terms of helping a diverse group of programs across the country,” said CEO Melissa Harper. “Families face a variety of different hurdles when it comes to providing children with the chance to try new sports and activities. This generous contribution of high-quality BAUER hockey equipment will allow Good Sports to give more kids a chance to get on the ice and play.”
“Hockey provides a great opportunity for kids and families to be together, be active and have fun while teaching young children about fitness, the importance of teamwork and much more,” said Rich Wuerthele, executive vice president, hockey. “We’re proud to partner with Good Sports by donating gear to help kids who want to try our game, learn about it and have fun.
ABOUT GOOD SPORTS
Good Sports helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports gets crucial equipment to kids who need it most, getting them in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided more than $12 million worth of equipment to more than 1,800 youth programs, impacting more than ONE MILLION kids. Good Sports has also been awarded a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability; is a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity; and is listed on Social Impact Exchange’s S&I 100, an index of top American nonprofits creating meaningful social impact. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org.
Bauer Hockey is the world's leading designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of ice hockey equipment. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario in 1927, the Company developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever changing the game of hockey. Since then, Bauer Hockey has continued to develop the most innovative products in the industry, including the widely successful SUPREME®, VAPOR® and NEXUS® lines of products. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of Bauer Hockey, is a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names. For more information visit Bauer Hockey’s website at www.Bauer.com.