The USA Hockey Foundation launched the Membership Relief Fund in 2020 to assist families facing financial hardship by covering the cost of their child’s USA Hockey membership. The fund’s goal is to help youth players get back out on the ice so they can continue to play the game they love. Play may have briefly paused, and protocols may have changed due to the global pandemic, but nothing can stop the spirit and compassion of those who love hockey. Donations to the Membership Relief Fund have already and will continue to allow young athletes to be players and fans of the sport!
It is heartwarming to know what a difference our hockey family can make when we all come together to assist those in need. Our lives may have taken a pause from hockey due to the global pandemic, but it also ignited the spirit of helping one another. A sincere thank you to our caring donors who saw the Membership Relief Fund as a way they could help players get back out on the ice to play the game we all love.
Visitors to the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, will find a new display in place that showcases The USA Hockey Foundation.
The effort surrounds creating awareness of the significant impact of the Foundation and encouraging additional donors to help further the sport in the U.S.
In addition to a graphic presentation, the display includes a video component that shares stories of how donors are making a difference in growing and strengthening hockey.
“We wanted to be able to illustrate that The USA Hockey Foundation exists to serve the hockey community, and how that is only made possible because of the compassionate people who care most about the sport,” said Tamara Tranter, Chief Development Officer for The USA Hockey Foundation. “If it has anything to do with making the world a better place through the sport of hockey, then we want to be a part of that.”