The Scotty Gomez Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for children and youth to play hockey. One way we can accomplish that is by making grants to non-profit organizations and municipalities that own and maintain ice rinks.
NHL Star Gives Back to Hometown Rink – KTUU
“Hockey star Scotty Gomez hasn’t forgotten his beginnings here in Alaska and his foundation is helping to rebuild his neighborhood ice rink. The Scotty Gomez Foundation will donate up to $50,000 to rebuild the Tikishla Park rink in Airport Heights. The Anchorage Park Foundation and the Rasmusson Foundation each pitched in $40,000 for the extensive work that needs to be done to the 25-year-old rink.
‘We are excited. This is where Scott literally learned how to skate, and believe it or not, he’s excited,’ foundation board member Carlos Gomez said.
‘This is a place they can walk to,” Airport Heights Community Council President Jon Spring said. “We talk about giving kids an opportunity to keep out trouble — well this is a really good opportunity, a good example of that.'” — Read full story
Get out Your Skates: Mulcahy Park Ice Rinks Reopen – KTUU
“The Scotty Gomez Foundation and Anchorage Parks Foundation joined forces to completely rebuild the the two ice rinks with the help of injection from the Alaska State Legislature and the Rasmuson Foundation…the original rinks were built more than 30 years ago and official said kids had stopped using the rinks because they were in such bad condition.”