We are pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Disney XD, a national digital specialty network targeted at kids aged 6-12. Working together to provide athletic opportunities to local league teams, the two brands will once again offer the Team Sponsorship Program, known as the Disney XD Rink Rats, and a full-day hockey festival set for February 2015.
The Disney XD Rink Rats Team Sponsorship Program will provide 35 Atom aged house league and local league teams in the areas between Oshawa to Parry Sound to Hamilton financial funding and access to a unique hockey experience throughout the season.
“We are thrilled to be working with the OMHA this season and to be able to contribute to a one-of-a-kind hockey program in the Disney XD Rink Rats,” said Paul Cormack, Vice President, Marketing, DHX Television. “Supporting and investing in kids in their local communities is important to Disney XD and we are looking forward to being a part of the memories these players create and the passion they develop for the sport.”
“We are excited to partner with Disney XD to enhance the experience of minor hockey players in Ontario,” said Richard Ropchan, OMHA Executive Director. “Programs and events such as these continue to lower the cost to both player and association while providing a memorable experience outside of normal league play.”
In addition to the Team Sponsorship Program, Disney XD will also be the title sponsor of a hockey festival taking place in February 2015. 32 Atom house league and local teams will compete in a minimum of three games, with the potential to play five if they advance to the semi-finals and championship game. As part of the day’s events, the players will have the opportunity to participate in a fun skills competition and a variety of off-ice activities and games. More details about this festival will be released at a later date.