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The Dallas Stars officially launched their Future Stars program

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The project was undertaken by the Dallas Stars as a part of their Future Stars program, an endeavor to bring hockey to communities around the Metroplex.

For an extended period, the Dallas Stars have expressed their desire for their team to embody inclusivity, particularly through their community outreach initiatives. They took a step closer to that Tuesday.

After a Stars pep rally and a chance for Boys and Girls Club members to play ball hockey with Stars alumni, the newly renovated gym at Cedar Springs Boys & Girls Club was officially opened.

According to the club, the makeover includes new ball hockey equipment, a modern scoreboard, colorful decorations, and fresh paint. The Dallas Stars started the project as a part of their Future Stars program, an endeavor that collaborates with local schools and Boys & Girls Clubs to bring hockey to communities around the Metroplex.

We're constantly thinking of new methods to get kids interested in the game. Vice President of Cultural Growth and Strategy for the Dallas Stars Al Montoya stated, "It's about being inclusive and making the game available for so many."

Along with this, they are trying to get the game into more areas in Mexico; their most recent initiative targets underrepresented groups both domestically and globally.

All of this is possible in part because of a partnership with the National Hockey League that aims to teach hockey to as many students as possible.

"We are extremely thrilled to introduce street hockey to our Club kids, as many of them might not have known about the sport without this initiative," BGCD Athletics Director DeRon Bethea stated. "Partnering with the Dallas Stars is an incredible honor, and we hope to expand the program to many more of our Clubs." The Stars expressed their excitement about providing hockey to the children of our Club, emphasizing the value of sports in teaching life qualities like discipline, teamwork, and resilience.