Snider Hockey is a cutting edge program that uses the sport of hockey coupled with a rigorous off-ice life skills curriculum and supplemental educational services to build character and academic skills for high-risk inner-city boys and girls from Philadelphia and Camden, NJ.
The foundation provides full equipment, ice time and experienced coaching to more than 3,000 children, at no charge to them or their families.
Our Value Proposition
Teaching kids respect, responsibility and integrity for the game and putting these lessons to work in their academic lives and the communities where they live.
Hard work, honest effort, teamwork, dedication, staying the grade, solid work ethic, a respect for the value of education and the importance of giving back.
Our Benefit to Society
Uniting communities by engendering in inner-city youth socially acceptable behavioral standards and values that are required to resolve conflicts in productive ways and to form strong personal, community and family relationships.
What We Do
In addition to teaching children of all skill levels how to play hockey, Snider Hockey seeks to instill in our kids life-enhancing values such as teamwork, positive self-esteem, the importance of hard work and academic success and respect for themselves and teammates. more
Why We Do It
Snider Hockey was founded by Ed Snider, Chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. He is a man who believes deeply in the value of uniting communities as well as the importance of guiding young people to be strong and productive citizens. Out of respect for the sport of hockey and its athletes, and out of love for the cities of Philadelphia and neighboring Camden, NJ, he established Snider Hockey to bring the sport to children who otherwise may never have the opportunity to play, while giving them a leg up as young adults.
How You Can Help
Any way in which you can contribute will greatly help us introduce the joy of hockey and responsible young adulthood to inner-city youth. For more information please contact us via email or call our main office at 215-952-5271.