Miracles on Ice
From the Miracles on Ice Web site, miraclesonice.com
In 2001, Gary and Leslie Howard started a family foundation to help young adults of financial need and exceptional ability obtain an education by funding college scholarships to Colorado State University and The University of Denver.
In addition to funding numerous college scholarships, they've combined their passion for education and athletics, specifically hockey, to establish the Miracles On Ice Hockey CampSM. The camp is produced in partnership with the DU Bridge Project and the University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation and other participating sponsors.
"If we take the time to invest in a child today, the payback in the future will be extraordinary for the community, the volunteers and the child."
- Gary Howard
The Miracles on Ice Hockey CampSM is a one week summer camp for 9-11 year-old inner city boys and girls aimed at teaching basic hockey skills while providing classroom sessions in Math and Reading. The children are supplied with equipment, transportation, and meals for the duration of the camp.
Miracles on IceSM is sponsored by the Gary and Leslie Howard Family Foundation along with Participating Partners. The camp teaches students the importance of maintaining a strong mind and healthy body, and encourages discipline, commitment, and team play by blending education with athletics in a positive environment for learning and growth.