The Detroit Red Wings believe hockey is for everyone. Throughout the year, the team celebrates and elevates ongoing work to support diversity, equity and inclusion for children throughout its home state.
In keeping with year-round efforts to increase access and opportunities for under-represented audiences in hockey, the Red Wings, in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield, celebrated a local Black youth hockey player during each home game in February through its Youth Skater of the Game program.
Each young player got the chance to watch Red Wings players up close and personal during warmups prior to each game from the comfort of their home. This safe, remote experience has been made possible through a unique, telepresence experience located in the bench area, giving each kid a skaters’-eye view of the action.
Youth Skater of the Game is just one of the many programs the Red Wings and their partners execute on and off the ice. Last year, the Red Wings Foundation announced Learn, Play, Score. The Program, which is designed to increase hockey access for kids, is rooted in a commitment to build confidence in character, promote positive values and part enduring life skills to thousands of youth across Detroit.
Learn more at DetroitRedWings.com/Equality.