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The Wayne Gretzky Foundation - USA

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Last profile update: 05/16/2017
Last grant data update: 05/27/2017

At A Glance

The Wayne Gretzky Foundation - USA

650 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA United States 90049-2108

Telephone: (310) 471-1652

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Sports
  • Organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public

EIN

421542509

BRIDGE Number

2038067195

Background

Founded by Wayne Gretzky, former NHL player and coach. Nicknamed "The Great One," Gretzky is considered one of the greatest - if not the greatest - hockey players of all time. During his career, Gretzky played for the Edmonton Oilers (which he led to four Stanley Cup championships), the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers. At the time of his retirement, Gretzky held over 40 NHL career scoring records, including most points scored, most goals scored and most assists. Among the awards Gretzky won are nine Hart Trophies (NHL Most Valuable Player). In 1999, Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports The Wayne Gretzky Foundation in its mission of assisting community-based programs that benefit underprivileged and at-risk youths through promoting participation and interest in hockey.