Welcome to the Spokane Warhorses Learn-To-Play Fundraising Campaign!
Thank you for taking the time to discover a little bit more about our association, our team, and our goals for this season! Our Learn-To-Play program provides opportunity for boys and girls to learn the sport of hockey in a fun and supportive environment. Our program focuses on individual skills (hard work, skating, passing, shooting, etc.) and then builds into team skills (teamwork, friendship). It is no secret that hockey is not the least expensive sport out there; so we are hoping that you will consider helping these players financially as they continue to pursue this sport.
Why are we fundraising?
Our association and teams have enjoyed several years of hockey practices and games in downtown Spokane, at the Ice Palace at Riverfront Park. The city is in the middle of a major renovation of Riverfront Park and, unfortunately, a full-sized hockey rink was not part of the future plans. We are grateful for all of the years and memories there, but we needed to move on to other hockey venues. We have now established the University Recreation Center (URC) at Eastern Washington University as our facility for practices and games. As you can see in the picture, it is a world-class hockey facility, but along with the nice arena, there is additional cost.
We also believe that the cost should not be a deterrence for a player or a family if they want to learn to play hockey. Therefore, we are continuing to develop methods and processes to provide hockey opportunity to those who may not initially be able to afford it. We are building a hockey community in which we hope everyone can feel confident that it a place they belong, that they enjoy, and that doesn't turn them away because of finances.
Where will my donation go?
Your donation will help these players in the following ways:
- Ice rental (our current cost is $125 per hour for half of the ice)
- Equipment (jerseys, socks, rental gear for players who may not want, or be able to purchase their own)
- Skating instruction (professional power skating coach for current and former Spokane Chiefs players)
- Tournament Fees
Join Our Team and Spread the Word!
- Thank you for your time and considering supporting our program! Please share this fundraiser via social media or email!
Michael D. Sturgill