The Rhinos success since 2006 has been in, large part, due to their connection with the surrounding community. Each year, players typically volunteer over 8000 hours and make a minimum of 200 local appearances.
The Rhinos’ community service initiatives including the Skate Mates Education program where they regularly visit local schools. Players have visited hospitals, crisis centers, and other non-profit events and even rang bells to collect money for the Salvation Army. The organization hosts in-game fundraisers or collections, like jersey auctions and Teddy Bear Toss, that benefit organizations like children’s hospitals, crisis centers, the Autism Society of El Paso, or the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. The Rhinos have been partners with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for more than five years. Rhino players also volunteer to coach youth hockey programs at our rink.
Hover over the Community tab on a computer or expand the Community tab from the left menu on mobile devices to read more about appearances, donations, Skate Mates and our adopted Rhinos.