Ribbon-Cutting Marks Launch of Lincoln Stars Foundation
The Lincoln Stars (www.lincolnstars.com) have launched the Lincoln Stars Foundation, a 501c3 with local and global initiatives to provide access to the sport of hockey and build sustainable clean water solutions. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce officially marked the occasion on January 27.
The foundation will team up with Food for the Hungry (fh.org) for its international mission. The Stars kicked off their global initiative with Faith & Family Day on Sunday, February 18 at the Ice Box. For every ticket sold $5 will be donated to Food for the Hungry, and in turn, through grant funding, FH will match every dollar 22 times, multiplying the impact of each dollar raised.
This season, the Stars and Food for the Hungry have chosen the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the recipient of their donation. According to the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), the DRC has an estimated 50 million people (75% of the population) who do not have access to safe water, and between 80-90% of its population do not have access to improved sanitation. The Stars hope to raise over $300,000 for the DRC for sustainable water solutions.
Regarding the local mission, players will continue to mentor, support and raise funds for young players to participate in hockey, get much needed equipment and attend games.