Saskatchewan Hockey Association has announced they are creating the Minor Hockey Association Matching Grant Program.
This is being offered to the two-hundred registered minor hockey associations across the province, with a total of $200,000 allocated by the SHA towards the program. Each minor hockey association will be eligible to receive upwards of $1000 in matching amounts for purchases such as as half-ice boards, portable bumper pads, on-ice coaching aids and so on.
Each association must submit receipts through an online form that will open May 1. The eligible purchases can be pre-dated from May 2017 up to a closing date of Aug. 31.
“We understand that the past twelve months have been especially tough on our associations,” said Kelly McClintock, general manager, in a statement. “As an organization, we felt this was a way to help associations recoup costs incurred with the introduction of Cross-Ice at the Under-7 and Half-Ice at the Under-9 age groups, along with other capital expenditures in the area of development.”