The Coyotes Street Hockey League is underway in Gilbert, and there are plans to launch another program in Scottsdale and more throughout the Phoenix metro area.
As part of the program, Equality Health and the Coyotes will help schools organize street hockey leagues and provide them with rinks, apparel, equipment, sticks and hockey balls, as well as promotional items for giveaways, according to a release.
The Arizona Coyotes and Equality Health recently announced their new partnership, which is “focused on creating a stronger, healthier and more vibrant Arizona while growing the game of hockey.”
Coyotes President and CEO Xavier A. Gutierrez said the two organizations are “committed to investing in our youth and improving the accessibility and inclusivity of our great sport.”
Hugh Lytle, founder and CEO of Equality Health said “healthy communities begin with social connections and an active lifestyle. Helping make hockey accessible to Hispanic and minority communities and everyone in the Valley underscores Equality Health’s commitment to leveling the playing field so people can live longer and healthier lives.”
The 10-week program, which is currently running in Gilbert, will expand to Scottsdale and other parts of the Valley beginning this year.
In addition, Equality Health will sponsor the Coyotes “Raise the Pack Physical Education Curriculum” program, which conducts clinics during physical education classes at schools across the Valley.