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Financial assistance for children participating in Learn To Skate, Little Penguins, and U10 hockey programs.

The Double Sock Scholarship Program

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The family and friends of Dave “Opey” Thomas are pleased to announce the 2nd “Double Sock” Scholarship Program for eligible children for the 2023-24 season.

What is the Double Sock Scholarship Program?

The program provides financial assistance for children participating in Learn To Skate, Little Penguins, and hockey programs.

Who is eligible for the Double Sock Scholarship Fund?

The program is available to U10 children.

When does the season begin?

Learn to Skate is a six week program that is tentatively scheduled to begin on Saturday, September 2nd. There will be five sessions during the 2023-24 season. The Little Penguins program is a ten week program sponsored by the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby. The tentative start date for this program is Saturday, October 7th. The Little Penguins program provides equipment, skates, sticks, and a Little Pens jersey to each participating child. Once a child completes the Little Penguins program, they are eligible to join the program for the second half of the season.

How do I apply for the Double Sock Scholarship?

Apply here. Contact Aaron Rekich for more information at info@thedoublesockfoundation.org. 814-724-6006

About Dave Thomas

Opey Thomas was a life-long member of the Meadville community. Opey was a CCYHA coach, a Meadville Recreation Authority board member, and a board member for Meadville Bulldog Hockey. His son, Rick, came through the ranks of CCYHA and the Meadville Bulldogs. Opey’s daughter, Sarah, was a figure skater at the MARC. Opey was passionate about the MARC and about providing opportunities for Meadville youth to skate and play hockey.