The Detroit Red Wings Foundation visited Harms Elementary School on Friday, April 17. Students in grades third through fifth were introduced to the sport of hockey through a youth street and floor hockey initiative. The Red Wings provided equipment and hands-on instruction to familiarize kids with hockey and to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.
The Harms school assembly team opened the program with an interactive lesson on exercise and healthy eating, followed by an energetic hockey shootout competition pitting students against teachers. Additionally, the assembly addressed the growing issue of bullying.
Harms received two full sets of floor hockey equipment complete with hockey sticks and nets courtesy of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, with every student receiving a Red Wings folder, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan life-size growth poster featuring Brendan Smith, a Defenseman for the Red Wings, as well as a healthy eating cookbook from the Kroger Company of Michigan.