Tomahawks Foundation to Promote Cultural Diversity During Hockey Games

Aug 11, 2017

Grant awarded by Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

JOHNSTOWN, Pa  – The Johnstown Tomahawks Foundation was awarded a grant from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies for the Alleghenies Youth Internship Program Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at the Johnstown Inclined Plane.

This grant was awarded to the Tomahawks Foundation for the promotion of cultural awareness at selected home games during the 2017-18 season at the War Memorial Arena.

“Sporting events tend to bring people from diverse cultural backgrounds together and our community has a rich history of diversity,” Tomahawks Account Manager, Derek Partsch, said. “We want to share and highlight those cultures by utilizing the resources available to us and we thank the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies in helping with our mission.”

The Tomahawks will be promoting a different culture every month during a designated game. The culture highlighted will be on display for the home crowd to be immersed in. From music and announcements in the highlighted culture’s language, to numerous tables being displayed in the concourse allowing fans to be exposed to the distinct aspects of that culture.

These games will provide the spectators a glimpse into the cultures that comprise our community.

There will be six (6) games during the 2017 – 2018 home schedule where a different culture will be on display.


About the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies: The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is dedicated to enhancing the community through distribution of grants for different aspects of community involvement. They work with non-profits, schools, and community groups along with individual donors to ensure that funds distributed are used according to the views of the donors.


About the Tomahawks Foundation: The Tomahawks are committed to helping improve the Greater Johnstown community through the Johnstown Tomahawks Foundation (JTF). The JTF not only provides its unique resources and financial support to local charitable organizations, but also implements its own fundraisers, community programs, 50/50 Raffles, and special charity events. Through the JTF, the Tomahawks achieve one of their many goals associated with bringing an elite NAHL hockey team to Johnstown: Giving back to the local region, which has shown the team tremendous support.