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Fire Wagon Hockey Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Sports, Winter Sports

Mission: The entity is organized for charitable and educational purposes, to foster youth athletics, primarily in the sport of ice hockey. The organization also provides instructional and competitive hockey programs from learn-to-skate instructional programs to organized, competitive league team play as a usa hockey affiliate.

Programs: The organization operates the yellow jackets hockey club, to foster youth athletics, primarily in the sport of ice hockey.

the organization operates the crystal ice house ice arena. The purpose is to offer and operate a variety of ice programs for all ages.

the organization mentors program participants by promoting public service. The organization is honored to provide support to other charitable organizations.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Fire Wagon Hockey is very supportive of Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and makes a contribution to Special Olympics Wisconsin annually. Fire Wagon Hockey gifts give individuals with intellectual disabilities the tools they need to increase their self-confidence, improve their health and work in solidarity with other organizations. Fire Wagon Hockey not only gives the gift of sport it is helping make an athletes dream of becoming a confident and independent individual a reality on the job, in the classroom and within the community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Fire Wagon Hockey is the parent company of The Yellow Jackets Hockey Club. My sons and neice have played for the Yellow Jackets for a very long time, even back when it was a spring only organization. It is a 100% volunteer based organization, and has many very dedicated individuals who give countless hours of time for the good of the kids (which is the reason that we can keep our fees low, amongst the lowest in northern Illinois, due to the volunteerism). It's very family based as well. Everyone there cares about what is best for the children who skate for the club. It is also very "charity" based, with all events we hold having a component of service imbedded in them (whether it be a food drive for the local food pantries, raising money for Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA) or the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research). People roll up their sleeves and jump in to help when they can. My son decided to play for Yellow Jackets when they first became a year-round program, knowing that he was going to stop playing in a highly skilled league and go into a fledgling program but he never changed his mind nor regretted his decision. We have been very happy to be a part of the Yellow Jackets organization from the beginning, and I am proud to be associated with this fine group of people. My son has gone on to play very competitive hockey and hopes to play in college as well. He has very fond memories of his days at the Yellow Jackets.