Wolf Pack Hockey Awarded $20,000 Grant

The Hoffman Estates Park District (HE Parks) was awarded a $20,000 grant from Jewel-Osco, and Kraft-Heintz for its Wolf Pack youth hockey development program.  

HE Parks was nominated by Schaumburg resident and Jewel shopper, Heather Kubinski. Shoppers who purchased Kraft-Heinz products received a code to enter for their chance to win $20,000 to be donated to the community ice rink of their choice and a $500 Jewel gift card for themselves. Kubinski learned in the spring that she and the ice arena had won.

HE Parks intends to use the grant money to purchase new hockey equipment, teaching equipment for hockey lessons, for sponsorships to assist families with financial needs and for grassroots development in the game of hockey.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant,” said Mike Kies, Director of Recreation and Facilities for HE Parks. “Youth sports programs are so beneficial to the kids in our community and our Wolf Pack program is a wonderful community of parents and players. We are excited to be able to invest in and grow this program.”

For more information visit heparks.org or call 847-885-7500.

About the HE Parks

Providing first-class parks, facilities, programs and services for a dynamic community of more than 50,000 in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, HE Parks operates two community centers, twin ice arenas, a premier 18-hole golf course, state-of-the-art fitness center, family aquatic center and more than 70 parks.  Facilities include Triphahn Community Center & Ice Arena, Willow Recreation Center, Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, Prairie StoneTM Sports & Wellness Center, Seascape Family Aquatic Center and Vogelei Park & Barn.

In 2013 HE Parks was accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). It has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Park and Recreation Agency by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association and is the recipient of the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks & Recreation Management by the National Recreation & Parks Association; the highest national honor in the public recreation category.

About Jewel-Osco

 

Established in 1899, Jewel-Osco, owned by New Albertsons, Inc., is becoming the favorite food and drug retailer in every market throughout the Chicagoland area. They operate 186 stores in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, employing 31,000 associates while continuing to grow. Find more company information at JewelOsco.com and follow their social channels at Facebook.com/JewelOsco, Twitter.com/JewelOsco, and YouTube.com/JewelOsco.

 

CAPTION:

Jewel-Osco and Kraft-Heinz reps present a grant to HE Park’s youth hockey: Hannah Boswell, Kraft Heinz; Lindsey Weygandt, Kraft Heinz; Amber Graefen, Jewel-Osco; Sarah Marvin, Jewel-Osco; Jeff Doschadis, HE Parks; John Molnar, Kraft-Hein