The award-winning Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum Of Recreation & Education) program was developed by the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club in 2005 with the goal of making a positive impact with youth in local schools and hockey communities throughout Southern California. Based on the team’s goals in the community and through funding from the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, Ducks S.C.O.R.E. has been made free of charge to all its participants. The program uses the sport of hockey to teach educational themes, encourage healthy and active living, reinforce the importance of positive character building, and reward youth for their dedication of pursuing academic excellence.
Through its initiatives, Ducks S.C.O.R.E. has contributed to the educational landscape within traditional and non-traditional settings while impacting over 65,000 students annually. It provides educators with viable alternatives to costly programming, especially during times when funding for extra-curricular programs have decreased, or in some cases, cut entirely. As a testament to the program’s success in its community, Ducks S.C.O.R.E. has received local, state, and national awards from educational organizations; it has also inspired local educators, organizations, and museums to include the use of hockey within the walls of their educational settings. Ducks S.C.O.R.E. in its entirety, is a multifaceted program. It is comprised of two major parts, an in-class education initiative and a physical education curriculum featuring street hockey.