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Dear USA Hockey Family,
To say it has been an unusual spring for the hockey world would be an understatement. A BIG thank you to each of you who have shared encouragement and offered support during this unpredictable time.
Over these past few months, we have worked to ensure the well-being of our hockey community. Our hockey community has united in a remarkable way to support each other emotionally, implement a wide variety of health and safety measures, and continue our coaching and learning online.
During this time, we were faced with the difficult decisions to cancel all National Championships (high school, youth, girls, adult and sled), Men’s Worlds, Women’s Worlds, the Disabled Hockey Festival, and IIHF U18 Men’s Worlds.
Most imperatively, our membership registrations (which are the largest source of our revenue) are tracking significantly less compared to where we have been in previous years, and it has put USA Hockey in very difficult financial position. We have been discussing every possibility to help generate revenue while also looking at every expense line item. Ultimately, we are looking at every way to continue to operate our business in an efficient and responsible manner while we await the unknown timing for communities and rinks to reopen.
Despite the many unexpected realities, hockey remains resilient. And many friends like you have reached out to see how you might best help.
In response to the question, “How can we help?” We would say, simply, “By being a USA Hockey Foundation Circle of Champions Member.”
Two specific ways you can help:
Many of our hockey families are experiencing financial hardships right now due to the pandemic. Supporting children getting back on the ice is one way to help. You can designate your gift to our Relief Fund that will cover the cost of registration fees for children so they can get back to playing the game that they love.
Another way to help is to consider increasing your Circle of Champions donation this year by any amount that you can. This will help any of our programs, you designate, to succeed during this difficult time.
Thank you again for extending your care during this time. Through all of life’s challenges, the hockey family remains steadfast in our commitment to caring for each other. We are grateful for your passion and commitment and we are grateful for you.
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.