Kraft Heinz, NHL open nominations for Kraft Hockeyville 2023

Former NHL defenseman P.K. Subban signs on as program ambassador

Who: Kraft Heinz

What: Nominations are now open for Kraft Hockeyville 2023, the program created by Kraft Heinz in partnership with the National Hockey League.

Since the program’s launch 17 years ago, Kraft Hockeyville has awarded $4.5 million to 93 communities to address the growing costs associated with aging sports and recreation infrastructure in Canada. 

Former NHL defenseman P.K. Subban joins the effort as program ambassador for 2023. 

This year’s grand prize winner will have an opportunity to host an NHL preseason game and receive $250,000 to be used towards arena upgrades, as well as the title of Kraft Hockeyville 2023. 

This year's winner and each of the three-runner-up communities will also receive $10,000 in brand new hockey equipment to help more children play the game, courtesy of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund.  

"We are proud of our longstanding support of communities and arenas in need. That has been the hallmark of Kraft Hockeyville from day one," Adam Butler, president, Kraft Heinz Canada, said in a statement. "We know that hockey brings communities together. Our commitment to support the sport at a local level by championing participation helps make the game better for all."

Nominations close February 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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