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Support Youth Hockey starting today... Giving Tuesday!

By Keith Allen, 12/03/19, 12:45PM EST

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Dear WV Wild Family,
 
We have so much to be proud of as a regional recreational hockey program. We have 118 registered players this season representing eight teams and numerous families. More importantly, our players continue to excel and play competitive hockey in more heavily saturated markets. We have made our presence known in the West Virginia Hockey League, on Team West Virginia and in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League.
 
As the Charleston Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA), a few highlights from our program include:
  • CAHA is able to offer financial assistance in our program so that money is not a barrier to participation.
  • CAHA charges the lowest fees for travel hockey in its district, if not nation. 
  • CAHA is completely operated by volunteers.
  • CAHA offers players a better than 1:5 coach to player ratio.
 
On the community side, we continue to cultivate and maintain our values of family, loyalty, hard work and good sportsmanship. Not every program can boast of the level of professionalism exhibited by our coaching staff and the composure of our families while representing the Charleston Chiefs, the WV Wild and CAHA.
 
With all of that said, it is important to discuss the costs of our program. Under CAHA’s budget, registration fees cover just under 60% of our budgeted costs. Some of our season costs include:
·       $15 = One stick for use by kids in Learn to Play/Try Hockey Free/Development programs,
·       $125 = Ice rental for 1 hour practice,
·       $150 = Approximate cost of one set of rental equipment,
·       $250 = Cost of ice and referees for 1 game,
·       $450 = Approximate annual registration fees for one player through the financial assistance program, and
·       $1,000 = Approximate cost of 1 Middle School/High School tournament.
Historically we have done fundraisers throughout the year to off-set these costs.
 
As we continue to grow and expand our program and compete in a competitive market, we want to ask you to consider a tax deductible gift to the organization as a part of your end of year tax plans. Your gift to CAHA will be 100% tax deductible and will be instrumental in bridging the gap of our budget to our actual costs for the season.
 
To make giving to CAHA easy, we have set up an online giving link for your charitable donation. Click here to donate. We can also accept gifts by check. Gifts by check can be mailed to PO Box 686 Charleston WV 25323 or delivered to the rink or me or Vanessa Martin. Please indicate if you would like for your gift to remain confidential.
 
This is a great time to be a part of the Charleston Chiefs and the WV Wild. Your involvement and gift to our program makes a tremendous difference to our players and our community. We couldn’t do this without your support on and off the ice. Thank you in advance for your consideration of a gift to support local hockey. Whether your child plays for the Charleston Chiefs or the WV Wild, we are one hockey family and it is my pleasure to be a part of this organization.
 
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
 
Best,
Keith Allen
President - Charleston Amateur Hockey Association