We leverage hockey’s transformative power to empower individuals to thrive both on and off the ice. Through accessible and innovative programs, we help people unlock their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. Our mission is to catalyze healing and personal growth through hockey, inspiring impactful individuals and communities.
Access to the Game
We aim to identify individuals, families and organizations lacking access to funds, equipment or facilities, thus prohibiting them from having the ability to enjoy the sport. Our goal is to make the game financially accessible for all who wish to play.
Military and First Responder Families
We aim to support veterans, first responders, their families, and those who are currently serving by working closely with organizations that help promote the wellness and funding of military family focused initiatives. Our goal is to use hockey as a way to help heal and support the well-being and growth within those communities.
We aim to promote wellness through education and activities that focus on nutrition, mental health, and the power of an active mind, body & spirit. Our goal is to help support programs that promote healthy lifestyles in sustainable ways.
OUR FOUNDER | RYAN “BUGSY” MALONE
Born in Pittsburgh to Greg and Diana Malone on December 1, 1979, Bugsy played in 647 National Hockey League games, as well as the 2010 Winter Olympics, before retiring. Passionate about giving back to the game that gave him so much, Bugsy founded The Malone Family Foundation. Alongside his family, their work will help bring the same joy to others that hockey has brought to them for nearly 50 years.
THE HISTORY | PITTSBURGH IS HOME
Pittsburgh has been home to the Malone Family for five decades. Originally born in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Greg Malone was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1976. The 19th overall pick, Greg played for the Penguins, Hartford Whalers and Quebec Nordiques amassing 501 points in 704 career games. Greg also won two Stanley Cups with the Penguins as the organization’s head scout in 1991 and 1992.
Greg laid his roots in Pittsburgh with sons Ryan and Mark both learning the great game of hockey on the Steel City’s ice. Ryan was drafted by the Penguins in 1999 as the 115th overall pick, making him the first Pittsburgh-born player to don the black-and-gold. Ryan scored 179 goals and tallied 191 assists during his time in the NHL with the Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers.
Mark also had on-ice success. Spending his collegiate career with Nichols College from 2003 to 2007, Mark then played in the ECHL for the Wheeling Nailers and Bakersfield Condors.
Brad Malone, Ryan and Mark’s cousin, was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 2007 and is currently under contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Brad has played in over 200 games at the NHL level with the Avalanche, Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes.
While hockey has always come naturally to the Malones, service to their community and country has also been core to the family’s mission and can be traced back to Ryan and Mark’s grandfather who served in the Korean War. Along with his service, their cousin and uncle also served in the Marines and Navy, respectively. This history has impacted the focus of The Malone Family Foundation and helps guide the family’s charitable giving.
Presently, Greg resides in Pittsburgh and maintains his ties within the local hockey community, while Mark recently returned to the region from Colorado. Their active involvement in the newly formed foundation will allow the Malone family’s legacy of service to grow, along with Ryan and the rest of the family’s vision for supporting the game they love and providing access to all who wish to play.
– Ryan Malone, NHL Alumni and Board Member, Former Olympian & Silver Medalist
– Greg Malone, Mark Malone, Brad Malone