Although the city of Las Vegas has long been interested in hockey, it wasn’t until the arrival of the Golden Knights that the city’s interest in the sport seriously peaked. As this is Las Vegas’ first franchise in any of the four primary North American professional sports, the level of excitement surrounding their presence in the city has been astounding. Besides the economic implications of hosting a professional NHL team in the city, another exciting benefit of having the Golden Knights as Las Vegas’ hometown team is the impact it’s expected to have on youth involvement in the sport.
Earlier this year, the Vegas Golden Knights announced they would be teaming up with the Nevada Storm traveling youth hockey program — the only one of its kind in the city. As part of the partnership, the Nevada Storm has since rebranded itself as The Vegas Junior Golden Knights. The partnership is one aspect of the Golden Knights’ initiative to help grow the presence of youth hockey in Las Vegas to levels not previously seen. Organizations like the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights are essential to helping young athletes develop their skills and presenting opportunities to be competitive in the sport. Groups like these depend on the support of the community through donations and scholarships to provide young players with the opportunities they need to grow with their sport.
A Donation for Vegas’ Youth
In an effort to help provide support to the new Las Vegas Jr. Golden Knights and all of the children participating in the program, Las Vegas personal injury attorney Adam Kutner has made a $1,000 donation to the organization. Donations like these help grow hockey with scholarships to players in need, strengthening the brand through participation in top-tier tournaments, and helping to develop programs to increase interest in athletes to play youth hockey. Each of these aspects is crucial to the broader initiative of increasing the number of players who can participate in the sport while working to develop a competitive youth hockey program in the city.
Kutner was able to make this generous donation through his own charitable initiative, Adam Kutner Cares. This is the first time the initiative has partnered with the youth program but is likely the beginning of a strong partnership as Kutner is passionate about growing the presence of youth sports throughout the city. The donation will help directly provide support to local youth hockey players, as well as the organization as a whole. These types of donations, especially early on, will significantly impact the success of the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights, as well as the entire sport of hockey throughout Las Vegas.
Building the Backbone of Vegas Youth Sports
Adam Kutner has spent his entire career protecting the rights of those in the community. This work has created a deep connection to individual members of the community, and a desire to create a unique way to give back. This led Kutner to create his own charitable organization. The initiative, Adam Kutner Cares, is dedicated to building the community by donating valuable resources to local charities and other worthwhile non-profit organizations.
Through these donations, Kutner hopes to inspire other members of the community to do what they can to support and uplift those in need. Kutner’s donation to the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights will provide the assistance and backing that the organization will need to be successful in their mission to bolster youth hockey in Las Vegas.