Pine City Hoping To Get Grant For Youth Hockey

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 6:32 am

For six schools and their sports teams demonstrating their commitment to responsibility on and off the ice, Liberty Mutual will soon make a very memorable contribution, in the amount of a $5,000 Responsible Sports™ Community Grant. Pine City Youth Hockey Association is hoping to be one of them!

Community Grants are part of Liberty Mutual’s Responsible Sports program, which is an ongoing effort championing and celebrating responsibility in youth sports. This community-based program offers meaningful, easy-to-use educational resources for youth sports parents and coaches, including access to on-the-ice game and practice preparation tools, as well as self-paced online coursework filled with learning tools, videos, and topics addressing youth sports issues.

“The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program targets many of the issues we see happening at youth sporting events by shining a positive light on what it means to be a responsible coach and a responsible sports-parent. Beyond that, Liberty Mutual is making a significant financial contribution to support the efforts of local organizations like Pine City Youth Hockey,” said Greg Gordon senior vice president of Consumer Marketing at Liberty Mutual.

The Responsible Sports program, including the Community Grants, comes at a crucial time for communities and associations like Pine City’s. Like other communities across the U.S., the local association is under pressure from slashed budgets, the need to increase number of participants, and mounting program management and administration costs. The Responsible Sports program provides access to valuable resources and assets that can ensure that youth hockey organizations will survive challenging circumstances.

Pine City Youth Hockey Association is registered for the Responsible Sports program. They are encouraging individual community members to complete one of the self-paced online courses (Responsible Coaching and Responsible Sport Parenting) and take a 10-question review quiz. Every completed quiz is worth one point. The organizations that earn the most points at the end of the grant period, in this case November 30th, in each of the three divisions will earn one of the 20 grants. The more people each registered organization gets to complete the courses, the greater its chances of winning.

Complete details on the grants as well as the qualifying self-paced courses are available through the official program website at Please support the (Rush City) Pine City Youth Hockey Association and visit

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