As a legacy to the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the National Hockey League and Chicago Blackhawks have donated $100,000 to support the redevelopment of the new RCLC.
The Blackhawks, through their Get Out and Learn (G.O.A.L.) program, are providing the new center with hockey equipment, training programs and hockey clinics. Each year, the Blackhawks will offer updated training support for Robinson Community Learning Center staff and participants.
The NHL’s donation will support a new computer lab that will include the Future Goals’ Hockey Scholar online program, which uses hockey to teach STEM (science, technology, education, math) concepts. The program is targeted to students in grades 4-7, leveraging hockey to teach critical STEM skills, develop scientific and critical thinking skills and introduce STEM-related hockey careers.