The Board is pleased to open the application period for 2016/17 hockey scholarships.
The Grand Rapids Blades firmly believes that every child who wishes to participate in hockey should have the opportunity to do so. Therefore, we strive to provide scholarship assistance to players with financial need who would otherwise not benefit from the youth hockey experience. These scholarships are awarded on an annual basis based on financial need and available funds. Funding for the scholarship program is accumulated via special donations and fundraising activities conducted throughout the preceding season.
With that in mind, the Board is now accepting needs-based applications for financial assistance to be applied against 2016/17 Player Fees. In order to apply, please submit the required documentation (application & instructions attached) to email@example.com by October 14, 2016. All information will be held strictly confidential and applicants will be notified of the Board's determinations by the end of October.
Please note that in order to apply, applicants must be in "good standing" with all relevant hockey associations. Among other things, this means that applicant accounts must be current or they should have an agreed-upon payment plan in place with the Treasurer.
We will be executing fundraising activities to fund additional awards of this nature in the future. We hope you and your skaters will join us in helping to share the lifelong benefits of hockey with more kids.
Thanks for your continued support of the Grand Rapids Blades and please accept the Board's best wishes for a great season ahead!"
Registration for the 2016-17 season is now live. Please register you player through this link, even if you have already turned in a paper copy.
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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