Chevrolet hockey helmet program launched

Chevrolet Safe and Fun Hockey is providing all five year old players across Canada with an opportunity to get their first hockey helmet for free.

Chevrolet Safe and Fun Hockey is providing all five year old players across Canada with an opportunity to get their first hockey helmet for free.

Starting Aug. 19, 2011, parents can register for their free helmets at www.chevrolethockey.ca.

This program gives parents peace of mind while instilling the importance of on-ice safety from the beginning of their child’s sporting involvement.

Here’s how it works: All players born in 2006 who register to play hockey with Hockey Canada in the 2011/2012 season will be eligible to receive a free Bauer helmet from Chevrolet.

Parents who sign up at www.chevrolethockey.ca can pick up their Chevrolet Safe and Fun Hockey package containing a certificate for the new Bauer 2100 hockey helmet from their closest Chevrolet dealer.

The certificate can be exchanged for the helmet at the designated Forzani retail outlet in their local area, including Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sport Mart, InterSport, and Sports Experts.

In the 2010/2011 season, over 23,000 five year olds were registered with Hockey Canada.