Mission Statement

The Flint Firebirds Foundation was created to unite the power of hockey with our commitment to the Genesee & Lapeer County community to create lasting positive impacts. We are dedicated to fostering growth, inclusivity, and empowerment through initiatives reaching kids and young individuals. The Foundation raised money at the Flint Firebirds hockey games at the Dort Financial Center via Chuck-a-puck sales, live and silent auctions, and fan and corporate partner donations.

In the Firebirds’ Inaugural season, the team raised and donated over $500,000.00 to support local charities and youth initiatives.

Our Kids Initiatives:

  1. Youth Development: We believe in the potential of every child. Our youth development programs provide access to hockey, coaching, and educational resources that empower kids to reach their full potential, both on and off the ice.
  2. Education and Skill Building: We are committed to nurturing not only the athletes but also the minds of our young community members. Our educational programs focus on skill-building, leadership development, and academic support, ensuring kids have the tools they need to succeed.
  3. Inclusivity and Diversity: We champion the values of inclusivity and diversity within the world of hockey. Our initiatives promote a welcoming and accepting environment where kids of all backgrounds, abilities, and identities can come together to share their love for the game.
  4. Health and Wellness: We understand the importance of physical and mental well-being. Our programs encourage kids to lead active, healthy lives while addressing mental health challenges, ensuring they have the support they need to thrive.
  5. Community Engagement: We encourage kids to become active participants in their communities. Our community engagement initiatives teach them the value of giving back and the importance of being responsible and compassionate citizens.
  6. Dreams and Aspirations: Every kid has dreams, and we’re here to help them chase those dreams. Our initiatives provide opportunities for kids to explore their passions, set goals, and work towards achieving them.

Together, with the love for hockey as our driving force, we aim to empower the next generation of leaders, athletes, and community builders. Through our Kids Initiatives, we strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of children, ensuring that they have the skills, support, and opportunities they need to create a brighter future for themselves and their communities as part of the Flint Firebirds family.”