A Message from our Community Outreach Coordinator:
On Sunday, July 14, a group of representatives from Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) came to accept the check for the money we raised through the NCWHL Invitational in June. Through raffles, donations, and bidding, we were able to raise $6,000 to donate to BAYS. In the days leading up to check delivery, an NCWHL skater reached out to me to regarding having their company match our donation. She and another league member helped complete the match and because of this unbelievably generous offer, we were able to double our donation to $12,000! Thank you, Shelby & Sally!
We surprised BAYS members with this news on Sunday, and needless to say, they were overwhelmed. The funds were earmarked to help send several of their Mets in the City group (those diagnosed with terminal metastatic cancer) to a healing retreat at one of our state parks. It’s an opportunity for them to get out of hospitals, houses, and care facilities. Through our donation, and subsequent match, they will now be able to send the whole group to this retreat.
I want to take a moment to recognize the undeniable collective impact our league has and how, together, we are able to do something amazing. I’m looking forward to continuing our outreach work and providing the league with more ways to give back and be a force for good in our communities.
The NCWHL banner at Ice Oasis San Mateo was installed after the Friday night game on June 14, 2019. Installation began close to midnight as a group of skaters stayed after to watch.
Each panel measures 4 feet wide and 6 feet high. It was printed and installed by our friends at SF Sign City. Installation took just under 2 hours.
The Girls Garage invited NCWHL out this past weekend for a tour of their space and taught screen printing to League members who participated. As you may recall, the NCWHL held a donation drive for Girls Garage over the 2018 holiday season. Many of our League members were eager to help out and did so with monetary and supply donations. We invited the Girls Garage founders to come out to our General Meeting in April 2019 and share their inspirational stories. Check out their website for more info about the incredible programs they offer to empower young Bay Area girls and see how you can help. We are looking forward to working with this amazing organization again in the future!
Sign Up to Play
There’s still time to sign up to play as a free agent in the first ever NCWHL Invitational Tournament on June 21-23. The tentative schedule has games running from 6pm Friday night to 6pm Sunday. The registration link can be found here: http://ncwhl.com/ncwhl-invitational-2019/ We are especially in need of BLUE skaters and are accepting tournament buddies, so bring a friend!
Even if you can’t play, please plan on dropping by on Saturday to participate in our raffle/auction or volunteering for the event. Contact Eula at email@example.com to help or with any other questions.
One of the amazing auction items we have is a game used stick signed by Team USA’s Kelli Stack. This stick saw action during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It includes a personalized message supporting women’s hockey. A huge thank you to Terri Yu for this incredible donation!
One of our raffle baskets has the jersey & pucks below (Thank you to Terri Yu for these donations, as well!):
- Calgary Inferno (CWHL) “You Can Play” game-worn jersey, worn and signed by#20 Kennedy Brown
- Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL) game puck, signed by #28 Amanda Kessel, 2014 and 2018 Team USA Olympian
- Boston Pride (NWHL) puck, signed by #22 Haley Skarupa, 2018 Team USA Olympian
- Boston Pride (NWHL) puck, signed by #16 Amanda Pelkey, 2018 Team USA Olympian
Need Donations For More Baskets
We’d love to make a few more baskets! Here’s where you can help.
We currently have the following themes:
- USA Hockey
- Cards Against Humanity
- Ghostwood Brewery
If you can help by donating items for the following themes, you would be helping us raise even more money for BAYS!
- Movies (Tickets, popcorn, DVDs, Candy, etc.)
- Coffee (Coffee Beans, Mugs, Coasters, French Press, etc.)
- Wine (Bottles of Wine, Glasses, Stoppers, Corks, Wine Charms, etc.)
Feel free to direct any questions to Eula at firstname.lastname@example.org