Sidney Crosby and CCM Hockey are providing 87 sets of equipment to players in need around Nova Scotia.
The Pittsburgh Penguins captain and his corporate partner identified three programs in communities where hockey is under-represented and made the announcement in a surprise video presentation.
“I wanted to be sure they had the best experience learning the game,” Cole Harbour's Crosby said in a news release. “Having the right equipment is the first step to getting started."
Receiving the donations will be players from the Hockey Nova Scotia Black Youth Ice Hockey Program, the Hockey Nova Scotia Indigenous Female Hockey Academy and the Hockey Nova Scotia–ISANS New Canadians Hockey Program.
“We are so grateful to Sidney and to CCM Hockey for this very generous donation and we know it will go a long way in helping these children fall in love with our game,” Hockey Nova Scotia executive director Amy Walsh said in a news release.
Monday was a special day for these boys and girls.🙂— Hockey Nova Scotia (@HockeyNS) December 11, 2019
In the spirit of the holiday season, @penguins star Sidney Crosby and @CCMHockey surprised these participants from three important programs with brand new gear.🎁
Thank you, Sidney and CCM Hockey!🏒