KHV USA Postponing Top Four Announcement
KHV USA is postponing the Top 4 community finalist announcement for the KHV USA 2020 program in light of ongoing COVID-19 situation.
PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO – March 13, 2020 – Kraft Hockeyville™ USA announced today it will be postponing the Top 4 community finalist announcement for its Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2020 program in light of ongoing developments resulting from COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The team at Kraft Hockeyville™ USA would like to personally extend its heartfelt concern and well-wishes to the individuals and families affected by the virus. At all times, the health and safety of our partners, colleagues and community participants is our top priority.
In light of the ongoing developments, and after consulting with medical experts, our partner, the National Hockey League (NHL) paused the 2019-20 season.
“Kraft Hockeyville has maintained a strong partnership with the NHL and the NHLPA since the program’s inception in 2015,” said Magen Hanrahan, Vice President of Media and Marketing Services, Kraft Heinz. “The decision to pause the season was made with the health and safety of fans in mind and, together with our partners at the NHL and the NHLPA, we have collectively agreed that postponing the announcement of the Top 4 community finalists of the Kraft Hockeyville USA 2020 program, which was planned for March 22, is the appropriate decision at this time.”
The Kraft Hockeyville™ USA team would like to extend a thank you to participants for their interest in the Kraft Hockeyville™ USA program. All previously submitted nominations and entries to Kraft Hockeyville™ USA are still valid. We look forward to announcing the Top 4 and crowning the next Kraft Hockeyville™ USA at a later date to be announced.
For the latest information please visit www.KraftHockeyville.com. Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA can also be found on Facebook (@KraftHockeyvilleUSA), Twitter (@HockeyvilleUSA) and Instagram (@KraftHockeyvilleUSA).
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The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 31 Member Clubs and proudly welcomes its 32nd franchise, based in Seattle, for the 2021-22 season. Each team roster reflects the League’s international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented, all vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Gary Bettman has served the NHL as Commissioner since February 1, 1993 and has guided the world’s top professional hockey league to more than $5 billion in annual revenues and partnerships with more than 40 blue chip corporate sponsors. Every year, the NHL entertains more than 670 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 151 million followers - league, team and player accounts combined - across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube; and more than 100 million fans online at NHL.com. The League broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through its rightsholders including NBC/NBCSN and the NHL Network™ in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, Viasat in the Nordic Region, Yandex in Russia and CCTV and Tencent in China. The NHL reaches fans worldwide with games available online in every country including via its live and on-demand streaming service NHL.TV™. Having entered the esports world in 2018, the League hosts the NHL Gaming World Championship™ annually, drawing record digital streaming audiences during the 2019 campaign. Fans are engaged across the League’s digital assets on mobile devices via the free NHL® App; across nine social media platforms; on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™; and on NHL.com, available in eight languages and featuring unprecedented access to player and team statistics as well as every regular-season and playoff game box score dating back to the League’s inception, powered by SAP. The NHL is committed to building healthy and vibrant communities through the sport of hockey by increasing youth participation and engagement; fostering positive family experiences; promoting inclusion, positive culture and leadership; and supporting sustainable community impact.
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