Giving Back

The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) is committed to making an impact on issues that matter to its members. Connected by a passion for hockey and community, the NHLPA supports causes that raise awareness, fight disease, and help neighborhoods around the world become healthier places to live and play.

The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) is committed to making an impact on issues that matter to its members. Connected by a passion for hockey and community, the NHLPA supports causes that raise awareness, fight disease, and help neighborhoods around the world become healthier places to live and play.

The Association’s flagship initiative is the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund. Since 1999, Goals & Dreams has aided in the development of grassroots hockey programs around the world by donating equipment to deserving communities, and given more than 60,000 children across 30 countries the chance to play hockey.

In 2010, the Goals & Dreams fund launched the Game-Changer Award to provide additional grants directly to families and communities with unique financial situations. Other humanitarian programs supported by the NHLPA include Hockey for Haiti, Hockey Fights Cancer, the NHLPA Beard-a-thon, Smashfest!, and the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Program.

By embracing the spirit of giving back, the NHLPA enables its members, former players, fans and partners to make a difference and prove that with a team effort, anything is possible.

Goals & Dreams

The NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund is the largest grassroots hockey assistance program in the world. Founded in 1999, Goals & Dreams has contributed over $21 million to grassroots hockey programs and related causes in 30 countries.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative of the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League to raise money and awareness for hockey’s most important fight.

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