On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the bipartisan Congressional Hockey Caucus and its Co-Chairs Congressman Mike Quigley, Congressman Brian Higgins, Congressman John Katko and Congressman Tom Emmer will host a congressional briefing to discuss how hockey supports increased interest in and access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning that fuels career exploration among 5th-8th grade students.
2019 Congressional Hockey Caucus Briefing
Making an Impact in the United States: How hockey empowers children with the skills needed to fill careers of the future.
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building
Speakers will include Tom Davidson, Co-Founder & CEO, EVERFI; Kim Davis, NHL Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth & Legislative Affairs; Mathieu Schneider, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, National Hockey League Players’ Association; and a Future Goals teacher from the DC Metro Area. The discussion will be moderated by Frank Thorp V of NBC News.
The briefing will provide an opportunity for Members and congressional staff to learn the value that hockey brings to youth, families and communities. As the NHL and NHLPA strive to leverage hockey as a catalyst to build healthy and vibrant communities, the Future Goals program reinforces the presence of STEM in the real world and the game of hockey, encouraging students to continue exploration of these careers for their future. The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association provide this resource to all schools across the country at no cost, which has worked to up-skill over 2 million students since 2014 across the United States, 42% of whom were in a school where a majority of students qualified for the free and reduced lunch program last year.
2019 Hockey Day on the Hill Honorary Senate Co-Chairs: Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
2019 Hockey Day on the Hill Honorary House Co-Chairs: Rep. MIke Quigley, Rep. Brian Higgins, Rep. John Katko, Rep. Tom Emmer, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán, Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D., Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Rep. Pete Stauber.
Following the briefing there will be an interactive Future Goals demonstration in the Rayburn Foyer with Washington Capitals players, NHL Alumni including Pat LaFontaine and Willie O’Ree and mascots Gritty, NJ Devil and Slapshot. Programming will begin at 11:30am.
Please e-mail Jackie Bartolomeo Jbartolomeo@nhl.com with any quesitons