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Membership Relief Fund Launched to Help Kids Return to the Rink

By USA Hockey, 08/28/20, 10:00PM EDT


Fundraising campaign will support families in need

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Hockey Foundation has launched a new initiative--the Membership Relief Fund--to assist families who are facing financial hardship by covering the cost of their child's USA Hockey membership for the 2020-21 season. The goal of this campaign is to help at least 5,000 youth players back to the ice.

“The benefits of playing hockey are numerous and contribute to social, mental and physical well-being,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of The USA Hockey Foundation and USA Hockey. “Unfortunately, the pandemic has led to financial stress for many families and through the Membership Relief Fund we’re looking to help provide support to those families in need.

“And to those who can contribute to the Membership Relief Fund, we’re most grateful for your support. As we know, the hockey family always rallies to help those in need.”

Grants can be applied for by clicking here through Sunday, November 15, and will be distributed on a rolling basis.

To make a donation, which is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, please click here.  

NOTES: The USA Hockey Foundation is the non-profit philanthropic arm of USA Hockey. The Foundation provides long-range financial support for USA Hockey and promotes the growth of hockey in the United States. Donations to The USA Hockey Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Black Bear Youth Hockey Foundation

Black Bear Youth Hockey Foundation

Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the formation of the Black Bear Youth Hockey Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to remove financial barriers from youth hockey, the greatest game in the world. Through individual grants to players in need, the Foundation's goal is to increase American youth hockey participation and ease the financial stress that many families undertake to afford equipment, travel and ice time. Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is the largest American ice arena and youth hockey owner and operator and we are proud to support families in need across the country. 


Please follow the link below (and share with those in need) to learn more about the Foundation and to apply for financial aid for the upcoming 2020-21 youth hockey season.