Eddie Olczyk Youth Hockey Award
The Chicago Blackhawks and the Blackhawk Charities are excited to name an award after Eddie Olczyk to support young hockey players and teams in Illinois who may not have the means to play at a competitive level.
During the first year of the Eddie Olczyk Award (“EOA”), eight (8) applicants were awarded a total of $25,000. In its second season, the EOA granted over $30,000 to sixteen (16) individuals and one (1) organization.
As the head instructor at the Blackhawks Hockey Camps, Olczyk is dedicated to the development and growth of youth hockey in Illinois.
The Eddie Olczyk Award will grant:
- individuals/families in need of assistance for participation in an Illinois sanctioned team or organization
- sanctioned teams in need of assistance for tournament expenses
- AHAI (Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois) organizations in need of assistance to run programs which increase the participation in and quality of youth hockey.