Hockey Fans in the Stands

Our Goal

Nationally, Kids Up Front has a goal of 75,000 tickets in 3 years. Locally, Edmonton has a goal of 6,600 tickets this year, with 1,516 of them already distributed.

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Hockey Fans in the Stands is the hockey portion of Kids Up Front’s “Tix for Kids” program and has a purpose of filling seats at hockey games with as many new fans as possible. Across Canada, deserving children and youth and their families will get to experience “more than a ticket” at a hockey game, giving them the opportunity to cheer on their hockey heroes, many for the very first time – engaging and enriching the lives of vulnerable kids from coast to coast.

Hockey Fans in the Stands is a program that facilities the inclusion of deserving children, youth, and their families at hockey games. Children and youth are engaged and educated in hockey by giving them a seat in the action through the distribution of tickets and the creation of special VIP events.

This program allows children and youth to be engaged, to feel included, and to be active in their local community; all of which are critical to human happiness.

Sponsors

You should warn people in advance about how great the seats are. The boys’ and girls’ jaws dropped and it took them one full period before they could recover from the shock of their good fortune. They absolutely adored the experience. One kid, in particular, born of a rather dysfunctional and impoverished family, and who considers the Leafs to be his RELIGION, was almost in tears of joy. Thank you and to the donors for providing such profound experience for the youth (and for me too!).

Steven, Executive Director, Boundless

When I contacted a family and offered them the opportunity to go to a Hitmen game, they were most pleased. They shared that they can never give their family this opportunity because they cannot afford to send all 8 of their children to events. When I told the children, they jumped for joy saying they have never been to a game before. They were so excited to return to the school and tell me all about their day at the Hitmen game. This excitement is exactly why we love this partnership.

Calgary School, Social Support Worker

He had never been to a hockey game. We simply could not spend the money to buy tickets for ourselves. Thanks to Kids Up Front, he was able to attend a game with his community support aide person and had an absolutely wonderful time. He has been talking about hockey ever since and has even started to take ice skating lessons which he loves.

Grateful Mom, Boys & Girls’ Club of Toronto

How you can help

Donate Tickets

Do you want to send a child or youth to their first hockey game? Donate tickets today!

Donate Money

If you wish to donate directly to this program, contact our office and let us know!