Wayne Gretzky Foundation
About the Wayne Gretzky Foundation
Founded in 2002, the Wayne Gretzky Foundationís mission is to provide less fortunate youth with the opportunity to experience the sport of hockey. This goal will be accomplished through the donation of hockey equipment and ice time, as well as providing the opportunity for young people to attend professional hockey games. The Wayne Gretzky Foundation believes that hockey instills many positive life skills and contributes to the physical, emotional and social growth of young people.
The foundation is supported annually by a variety of fund-raising events and donations from corporate sponsors. A portion of proceeds from the Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery is donated to the foundation each year, as are proceeds from the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic presented by Samsung and the Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp.
To date, the Wayne Gretzky Foundation has raised over $1-million dollars in support of youth in hockey.