Ducks Commitment to Community
Ducks players make room-to-room visits and participate in playroom activities in an effort to brighten the season for patients receiving care during the holidays at CHOC
C ommitment to community is one of the fundamental values
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of the Anaheim Ducks organization. We strive to be actively
involved in the local community, ranging from outreach and
fundraising events, in-kind donations, charity tickets and the dedicated
involvement of our players, coaches, broadcasters, staff, season
ticket holders, corporate partners and fans.
Under the guidance and example set forth by our owners, Henry
and Susan Samueli, philanthropic support and giving is not only our
responsibility as a member of the Southern California community, but
something that is ingrained in our identity as a team, staff and fan base.
Anaheim Ducks Founda tion
The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support
programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout
Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening
access to the sport of hockey, and addressing the health and wellness needs
of our community. Through funds raised, we are able to fund our Anaheim
Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program, Learn to Play and Top Flight youth hockey
initiatives and provide grants to a variety of local nonprofits.
S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education)
The Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program offers free educational standardsbased
curriculum to over 300 schools in five counties, reaching over 50,000
unique students annually. Impacting over 250,000 students since its
inception in 2005, the award-winning S.C.O.R.E. program was developed
for Southern California students to address healthy living habits, academic
excellence and the importance of integrating these two practices into
their daily routine. Ducks S.C.O.R.E. also uses hockey to teach educational
themes, reinforce the importance of positive character building and reward
youth for their dedication to pursuing academic excellence.
Learn to Play
The Anaheim Ducks Learn to Play powered by Ryan Getzlaf & Corey Perry
offers first-time hockey players the chance to get on the rink in full hockey
equipment for free. Players receive instruction on the basics of hockey and
skating. Participants in Anaheim Ducks Learn to Play are provided with an
equipment bag, helmet, shin guards, hockey pants, elbow pads, shoulder
pads, gloves and a jersey to use for the four-week session in order to be
fully protected on the rink. In addition, Getzlaf and Perry generously sponsor
a program in which any child who completes a Learn to Play program
and signs up to participate in a RINKS in-house league will receive a
complimentary first set of gear to start their hockey career. Since the start of
the Learn to Play program in 2013, more than 10,000 children have laced up
their skates and hit the ice.
Top Flight Hockey Program is dedicated to participants with special needs
and open to players of all ages and abilities. The league runs group practices and
clinics as well as games weekly. Group practices focus on helping participants
establish basic hockey skills like shooting, passing and stickhandling.