All winter youth hockey players must pay a fundraising fee in addition to registration fees. The purpose of this fee is to keep registration costs affordable for players, by allowing families to “work off” the fundraising amount. Families must submit a post-dated fundraising check when they register, which will be returned at the end of the season once their fundraising is fulfilled. All house players at the Mite level and above, have a $150.00 fee. Travel fees vary by age, which is listed on the Winter Travel Program page. There is no family discount for fundraising, and if families have a mix of travel and house players, each player is charged accordingly.
Families may choose from any of the options below:
- Fundraising Buy-Out
Families can either pay the entire amount at registration or add the amount onto their registration payment plan. In families with multiple players, the family can choose to buy-out of each player separately.
- Selling Cookie Dough
Families can earn between 37–50% of their sales (depends on total amount sold) in fundraising credit. Forms will be handed out during the start-of-season parent meetings. Sales will happen each year in November. Contact Lisa Lee, fundraising coordinator for the specific dates.
- Selling Coffee
Coffee sales will happen in January, through a local company. More information will be provided as the date approaches.
- Purchasing Scrip
Scrip is gift card fundraising in which families purchase gift cards through an online program and Missoula Youth Hockey receives a rebate. Gift cards are available for more than 750 major retailers and allow families to raise money simply by using them for every day purchases such as gas and groceries.
Visit the ShopWithScrip website and click on the “Join a Program” button to enroll. The Missoula Youth Hockey enrollment code is FE4C17E21496L. You will need your bank account information to set up an account. The rebate percentage each retailer offers is the amount you will earn. For example, the Albertson’s rebate is 4%, so you would earn $4.00 toward your fundraising with a $100.00 purchase.
If you have any questions regarding the program or an existing order, please contact Brooke Krininger, Scrip Coordinator.
- Soliciting Sponsorships
Solicit a sponsor for your child’s youth hockey team or sell a tournament sponsorship and you’ll earn half the amount sold. Team sponsorships are $300.00 or $600.00 and tournament sponsorships range from $175.00–$625.00. You may also sell a Glacier Ice Rink advertisement and receive 25% of the ad’s cost (ads range from $425.00–$2,200.00). Sponsorships must be committed by October 26. See the Youth Hockey Sponsorship Opportunities form for details, or contact Laura Henning if you have an idea, but aren’t comfortable asking yourself.
- Donate Your Time ($5.00 / Hour)
At $5.00 per hour, parents/players can work off their fundraising commitment by helping with the following youth hockey activities:
- Scorekeeping, running the clock or manning the penalty boxes for all non-tournament games held at Glacier Ice Rink. Each player/parent is responsible for submitting their hours to the fundraising coordinator.
- Helping the Equipment Coordinator or Fundraising Coordinator.
- Serving as Coordinator for the following activities: Safe Sport, Equipment, Scrip, Jerseys or Pictures.
- Serving on the Youth Hockey Committee. The Youth Hockey Committee secretary will keep track of meeting attendance and turn in hours to the Fundraising Coordinator.
Coaching a house or travel team. Coaches must track their hours and report their hours monthly to the Fundraising Coordinator. Only on-ice and dryland training time can be counted; travel time does not count.
- Acting as travel team manager. Managers will have the fundraising fee waived only for their player on the team that they manage.
- Donate Your Time ($7.00 / Hour)
You may earn $7.00 per hour by helping with the following Glacier Ice Rink activities:
- Ice installation/take down of the rink
- Rink clean-up (sweeping and mopping locker rooms, sweeping and mopping common areas, cleaning underneath the bleachers, etc.)
- Set up of Winter Wonderland (holiday skating)
- Working the concession stand during Bruins games or as a skate guard during public skates (applies to youth players ages 16 and older).
Contact Laura Henning for information on any of these activities.
The fundraising year runs from April 1 through March 31 of each hockey year. Volunteer hours worked after March 31 can be applied to the following season’s obligation. Volunteer hours must be self-reported within 10 days of the end of each quarter (March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31) via the volunteer hours reporting form.
Please contact Lisa Lee, Fundraising Coordinator with any questions. In order to receive information about new fundraising events, please make sure we have a valid email address on file for your family.