For the fourth year in a row, Denver University and the Gary and Leslie Howard Family Foundation, team up to provide a weeklong camp for 9-11 year old inner-city kids in the Denver area. Check out the pictures below for a glimpse inside the camp that offers hockey, education, and fun at no cost to these kids and their families. For more information on Miracles On Ice be sure to pick up the September issue of USA Hockey the Magazine and check out an online video interview coming soon!
Photos taken by Tom Kimmell
Kids enjoying a snack break
Daihauon Brooks-James gets help with his equipment. The camp offered many of the kids the opportunity to put on hockey gear for the first time.
Lizzy Abrego takes a break on the ice
Andy Karofsky skates with Mohamed Abdirahman. The camp began the week with many basic skating drills
Founder of the Miracles On Ice, Gary Howard, helps strap on a helmet.
Volunteers from all over the area come to take part in the weeklong camp. Volunteer Paul Maestas helps along Nuh Mahmaud.
Dave Tanji and Steven Phan share a chat while moving along the ice
The camp featured 32 boy and girls from the Denver inner-city area
"I would love to see this in every city around the nation"-Gary Howard, Founder of Miracles On Ice
"Boot Camp" got the kids working extra hard
Aden Noor gives his all during "boot camp" training
Ada Murillo cools down after a hard work out.
Mohamed Abdirmahn gets help with his gear from volunteer Justin Jenson
The kids were nothing but smiles all week
Da'Seany shows us his dance moves on the ice
For a majority of the kids, this was the first time on the ice
To help learn how to skate, they also had to learn to fall
Campers went to math and reading every day
Rosendo Jimenez and Amina Aden get some helpful tips from volunteer Mandy
Volunteers showed so much support for campers