Wednesday, August 09, 2006

MN Special Hockey Season II: 11/5/06-2/25/07

The 2nd seasons of MN Special Hockey, and the first League season, is starting soon! Susie Miller has been working away during the off-season to get this project launched. The mission remains the same as last year, and it's a good one:

Minnesota Special Hockey exists for the enrichment of the athlete with a developmental disability. In addition to physical hockey skills, the program emphasizes the development of desirable individual characteristics such as dependability, self-reliance, concentration, willingness to share and personal accountability. The game of hockey is used by Special Hockey to develop within each player the characteristics that will help the player to be more successful both inside and outside a hockey environment.

This years season will run from the beginning of November through the end of March...

[jf: The MN Sled Hockey association is also in full startup mode!]

The registration materials are on the USA Hockey site registration page. Please complete the attached registration form, consent to treat, and waiver of liability and mail to Minnesota Special Hockey, 4801 West 50th Street, Edina, MN 55424. The registration deadline is 10/16/06. The cost is $150 per skater, scholarships and payment program is available if needed.

The site can be initially confusing, look to the links to the left upper side of the page to see all the pages. The Announcements link points to this blog. I've also made a scan of the registration materials and some marketing materials available for download.

Coach Rick will lead the South Stringers team, which will rotate sites initially. Coach Chris will lead the North Polars at the Super Rink in Blaine.

Susie is recruiting board members to support the association, the 1st meeting will be Wed Aug 16, see the introductory package for details. Susie is also looking for a web designer, a printer for marketing materials and an attorney to help with 501c3 incorporation. We also need volunteers to raise money by selling programs at the Sept 21 MN Wild game. Please contact Susie at 612-325-3392 or

MN Special Hockey is looking for funds from foundations and private or corporate donors. Please contact Susie if you can help.

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