KidSport Winnipeg and Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets forward and KidSport Winnipeg Athlete Ambassador, are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Mark Scheifele Hockey Camp will take place June 24 & 25, 2017 at the MTS Iceplex.

The 2-day hockey camp is open to boys and girls ages 5-12 and features both skater and goalie specific training sessions. Scheifele, along with expert coaches from the Jets Development Team will provide kids with fundamental & advanced on-ice skills training and off-ice multi-sport instruction. Winnipeg Jet goaltender Michael Hutchinson will assist with the goalie training sessions.

“It’s really exciting to be in our third year of the camp and I’m looking forward to getting out on the ice with all the kids again,” said Scheifele. “They bring so much energy and enthusiasm and it’s a lot of fun to work with them on developing their skills. It’s also really rewarding to know that because of the kids participating in the camp, a door is being opened to so many other kids in the community and that we can help give them the chance to play sports too.“

The hockey camp is in support of KidSport Winnipeg and all proceeds will go towards paying the registration fees for kids from financially disadvantaged families so they can participate in sports.

“When you watch Mark & the kids interact at the camp you can see how much they both get from the experience,” said Mike Witoski, Chair of KidSport Winnipeg. “The kids look up to Mark and work hard to show him what they can do, and Mark easily steps into the role of a mentor, and clearly enjoys the opportunity to help the kids work on their game and, above all, have a lot of fun. Together they make the camp a truly memorable experience and we are grateful to Mark, FXR, and all the kids and parents who are committed to helping make the camp so successful. Their ongoing support is invaluable in providing families and kids in the community with the opportunity to get off the sidelines and actively participate in sport.”