On November 29, 2022, the Anaheim Ducks and the Anaheim Family YMCA announced a new partnership making an impact in Anaheim & the regional communities of N. Orange County through health, equity, and youth programming.
As part of the collaboration, Anaheim Ducks will serve as the “Official Youth Street Hockey Partner” for the Anaheim Family YMCA’s youth street hockey league, which will feature Anaheim Ducks-branded YMCA youth street hockey league jerseys.
“We’re extremely thrilled to further develop our partnership with the Anaheim Family YMCA and help bring additional programming to their facilities,” said Merit Tully, Vice President of Marketing for the Anaheim Ducks. “Utilizing the sport of hockey and the Anaheim Ducks to bring positive change in our local community is something we are truly passionate about. The YMCA shares our enthusiasm for empowering and investing in our youth which really helps this initiative take flight.”
The partnership also includes integrated content and branding opportunities with YMCA. The two organizations will also work together to identify and offer a range of experiences and opportunities to grow the game of street hockey while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for Anaheim’s youth.
“The Anaheim Ducks have been such an important partner to strengthen our impact in the community,” said Marty Dutch, YMCA Board Chair. “Watching our youth get so excited about street hockey reinforces the importance of exposure to new experiences and opportunities. The Anaheim Ducks brand shines a bright light to connect us to the kids in the neighborhood.”
“The Anaheim Family YMCA is proud to partner with the Anaheim Ducks in strengthening and increasing Youth Development in our region,” said Brent Finlay, President & CEO of the Anaheim Family YMCA. “The Anaheim Ducks organization has an outstanding track record of giving back to the community and are committed to excellence. We are excited to engage youth in playing street hockey with the goal of developing their social & emotional skills and improving physical fitness levels. We know there are incredible benefits to kids through the transformative power of sports.”
For Anaheim Ducks news and updates, visit Anaheim Ducks at www.nhl.com/ducks.