Rivermen Hockey, Homefield Energy Partner For The Benefit of Peoria Students

January 16, 2020 - 01:00 pm

Rivermen Hockey, Homefield Energy Partner For The Benefit of Peoria Students

Power Plays Bring the Promise of a College Education


Peoria, Illinois — Jan. 16, 2020 — Homefield Energy is partnering with the Peoria Rivermen
to send high school students to college. This hockey season, every time the Peoria Rivermen
score a goal on a power play, Homefield Energy will donate $100 to Peoria Promise.

“We are honored that Homefield Energy has selected Peoria Promise,” said Peoria Promise
executive director, M.J. Schettler. “When you support the Rivermen this season, make a lot of
noise on power-play goals! These dollars support our future leaders: Peoria Promise students.”


Peoria Promise uses a model, completely funded by donors, to provide out-of-pocket tuition
reimbursement for City of Peoria high school graduates to attend Illinois Central College. A
large majority of these students will then transfer to a four-year college, earn a vocational
certificate or go on to work in the community.

Peoria Mayor, Jim Ardis announced Peoria Promise in 2007, and now serves as chairman of
the board. “Homefield Energy has become a strong voice in the community, by stressing the
importance of education,” said Mayor Ardis. “Homefield’s continued engagement is shown
through the support of Peoria Promise and turning power-play goals into funding for

“We are fully committed to being good neighbors in the communities we serve, and investing in
education is one of the best ways to do that,” said Debbie Lucas, Homefield Energy senior
sales executive. “Not only does the promise of a free college education entice students to
graduate from high school, but it also supports economic development, and delivers a more

skilled workforce to the greater-Peoria area. We have found wonderful partners in the Peoria
Rivermen and it’s been exciting to see our donation grow with each goal they score.”

Since the start of the 2019-2020 season, the Rivermen have scored 21 goals on the power
play, bringing the current donation total to $2,100. That number will continue to grow as more
power-play goals mean a larger donation. Homefield Energy will present the final amount to
Peoria Promise at the Rivermen’s last home game of the season.

“The Peoria Rivermen are excited to be partnering with Homefield Energy to help a great
mission in Peoria Promise,“ said Bart Rogers, chief operating officer of the Peoria Rivermen.
“We’ve enjoyed a long- standing relationship with Homefield Energy, and their goal of being a
great community partner is identical to ours. Having the No. 1 ranked power play in the SPHL
will hopefully mean a large donation to Peoria Promise in April!”


About Homefield
Homefield Energy, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST), is proud to power Illinois. We are committed to being a leader in the electricity sector and a good neighbor to the communities in which we operate. Vistra Energy is a premier, integrated power company based in Irving,
Texas, combining an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with a focus on safe, reliable, and efficient power generation. Vistra’s retail brands serve approximately five million residential, commercial, and industrial customers across five top retail states.