Giving Tuesday 2020 Fundraiser

Posted on November 23, 2020
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Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020, a global day of giving. Please consider donating to our cause. The Inner-City Education Program has been providing low-income, inner-city girls and boys opportunities for a better future through hockey and educational programs for 17 years. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every …

Founder Brad Erickson Skates 52 Miles for Scholarships

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Story by Annie Sheehan “It’s a dream, really.” These are the words Brad Erickson uses to describe the Inner-City Education Program, an academic scholarship organization for low-income hockey players he founded in 2003. The organization added a hockey club and mandatory tutoring component in 2015, and has now grown to serve multiple communities in the …

2020 Skate for Scholarships Fundraiser

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The 2020 Skate for Scholarships fundraiser is Saturday, September 12th and hosted by our friends from the Chicago Gay Hockey Association (CGHA)! Full details at https://go.rallyup.com/cgha How Skate for Scholarships works: On Saturday, September 12, 2020, CGHA players will join friends and loved ones for a socially-distant skate, run, or walk around the city of …

Statement from the ICE Program

Posted on June 7, 2020

The Inner-City Education (ICE) Program strongly condemns the murder of George Floyd, as well as those of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Abrery, and others. Since our inception in 2003 we have worked to help low-income, inner-city girls and boys have a better future through hockey and education.  In the Chicago area “low-income, inner-city kids” typically …

Bid on 2020 ICE Bowl Player Worn Autographed BOWLING Jerseys

Posted on March 1, 2020

Auction for Autographed Custom Blackhawks Bowling Jerseys! Now is your chance to bid on one-of-a-kind Chicago Blackhawks custom bowling jerseys! These player-worn jerseys are autographed and come with certificates of authenticity. They were designed with the help of Brent Seabrook for the 2020 Brent Seabrook Blackhawks ICE Bowl charity event held on March 1st. This …

Meet Volunteer Carla Pentimone

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Why did you become involved with the ICE Program? Mike Young and I have played pick up hockey for a while now. Not only is he a great hockey player, but he is also a great person. Mike gave me a call and asked if I would be interested in joining ICE given my affiliation …

Meet Volunteer Tom Chase

Photo of mentor Tom Chase with Mentee Alex Smat at fundraiser

WHY DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE ICE PROGRAM? I was looking to get into a coaching / mentorship program that centered around the game of hockey. Having grown up playing the game from a very young age, I was looking to be able to give back and teach fundamentals and spark a passion for …