The mission of Hockey Finder Assist (HFA) is to provide Hockey Finder league season contracts to members of the HF community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives off the ice.
Who we are?
HFA is ran by a board of directors made up of players in the Hockey Finder community. This year's board is made up of Dan Norgard - Edina (chair), Justin Noyle - Apple Valley, Jennie Dobson - Blaine and Edina, Paula Childers - Apple Valley, Braden Shannon - Edina and St Paul, Jon Hauschild - Blaine, Michael Hasses Edina. You can learn more about the role of the board by reading the Hockey Finder Assist Board of Directors Charge. Board members are elected each year at the end of May. Please check back here for the board member application at that time.
You can learn more about the role of the board by reading the Hockey Finder Assist Board of Directors Charge. Board members are elected each year at the end of May. Please check back here for the board member application at that time.
Where does the money come from?
HFA was first able to give contracts because of our first event, which was a golf tournament on Sunday October 2nd, 2016 at Majestic Oaks golf course in Blaine, MN. The tournament was a huge success and we were able to raise enough money to offer 8 single session player contracts during each session of Hockey Finder. Following that we have done a few different fundraisers to be able to continue to offer these contracts. The Board and Hockey Finder are excited to continue to look at other ways to raise funds for more contracts during the next year. In addition to events we also have a "donate button" at the top and bottom of this pay for players to make a direct donation to HFA.
Who can apply for the contracts?
Anyone can apply for a HFA player contract for themselves or they can fill out the application for someone else in the community that they know is experiencing difficulties off the ice which is making it hard for them at afford league fees. The HFA board of directors will create and post a list of criteria which they will use when determining which players receive these season contracts. Some examples include: medical emergencies, loss of job, death in the family, destruction of property, and natural disasters. It will be the Hockey Finder Assist Board of Directors and NOT Don and/or Derrik who determine which players receive the contracts each session.
When can I apply/nominate someone for a contract?
The HFA board of directors will issue the season contracts each session prior to registration opening of the season, this way applicants that do not receive contracts can still sign up for the leagues they want without worrying about losing their spot.