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2013

3rd Annual Benefit and Social

On February 9, 2013 in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center Ballrooms of the Comcast Arena the EYHBC held its 3rd annual Benefit and Social. Over 160 people including all the Silvertips players, special guests along with friends and family of EYH came together for a dinner and auction raising over $20,000 before expenses. This year’s format was different from previous events in the fact that we invited everyone’s kids to attend. We had special events for them with the main one being an area to play knee hockey. The night was successful and we anticipate growing the event in the future.

 

Comcast Arena Classic

The Everett Silvertips and Washington Stealth teamed with Comcast Arena and the Everett PFD to have a benefit lacrosse game with 100% of the $5 tickets sold going to benefit youth hockey and lacrosse programs. The EYHBC spearheaded ticket sales for all youth organizations to this event selling over 500 tickets to the event.

2012

Greater Giving Software

After the 1st annual Dinner and Auction it was realized that if the EYHBC was going to continue doing dinner auctions a s a fund raiser more help to make the event run smoother would be in order. So specialized software was purchased after extensive research into the endeavor. Greater Giving was chosen as the software provider to help in the organization and record keeping for the event.

 

2nd Annual Dinner and Auction

On February 4, 2012 in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center Ballrooms of the Comcast Arena the EYHBC held its 2nd annual Dinner and Auction. Over 160 people including all the Silvertips players, special guests along with friends and family of EYH came together for a dinner and auction raising over $41,000 before expenses.

 

Jr. Silvertips Hoodie Sweatshirts

The EYHBC ran across a to good to be true deal on Bauer hooded sweatshirts, but guess what, the deal was true and couldn't be passed up on. So The EYHBC bought all the hoodies they had at an extremely discounted rate. These hoodies sell for $49.99 on Hockey Giant. The EYHBC got the Jr. Silvertips logo put on the front, plus two EYH logos and a name on the back for $38 pre-order to EYH members. What a score for a high quality hoodie!

 

Concussion Seminar

Concussions are a serious and at times an unknown condition. To help educate and help protect our players The EYHBC paid for a Concussion Seminar through a special grant from EYH Coach Dr. Joseph Austin. This seminar was held at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in the Comcast Arena free of charge to all EYH families. In addition the EYHBC invited the Everett Figure Skating Club and families from neighboring hockey associations to attend at no cost to them. The safety of our children, regardless of sport or association is paramount.

 

Silvertips Summer camps

In conjunction with the Everett Silvertips, there will be summer camps available for all players and skill levels. Details are still being solidified through the Silvertips front office. Camp dates will be the weeks of July 16-20 and July 23-27. The camps will be over seen by Everett Silvertips head coach Mark Ferner. Expect to see Silvertips players of the past and present making appearances in addition to coaches, scouts and personnel from the NHL, Collegiate and Junior ranks. More details coming soon.

 

Turcotte Stickhandling Hockey School

For the 2nd year Turcotte Stickhandling Hockey School will be back in Everett and again Turcotte will be donating up to $30 of the fee for the school back to the EYHBC. Sign up for the camp at www.turcottehockey.comwhich will run from August 6-10 at the CCIR. Again, the Everett sessions were sold out, Turcotte Stickhandling Hockey School has praised the EYHBC for their efforts in promoting this school.

 

Host Hotels

For the second straight year a deal was struck with the Holiday Inn Downtown and the Best Western Cascadia to act as host hotels for teams when they come to visit and play. The EYHBC negotiated extremely good terms for visiting families. While many PNAHA association's host hotels are at the max price allowed we decided to go the other way and offer relief to our visiting teams but without sacrificing services. Families can get a room for as low as $70, be close to the rink and get a hot breakfast with that as well!

 

Online Store

The EYHBC launches an online store where friends and families can easily and safely order EYH merchandise including track suits, t-shirts, lapel pins, hockey pucks, hats, hoodies, sweat shirts, coffee cups bags, jackets and so much more.

 

Track Suits

The EYHBC searched for high quality track suits that could be offered to EYH families and supporters. These track suits, fully embroidered retail at over $160 but can be purchased in the EYHBC Online store or $109.

 

Merchant Discounts

The Board of Trustees and members obtained discounts for members of the EYHBC including 10% off in the Silvertips Team Store, 10% off at Hat Trick Pizzeria and Grill, 10% off at El Paraiso Mexican Grill, 10% off at Everett Tire and Automotive, free sports injury assessments at Everett Physical Therapy, 20% off dry land training at Everett Sports Performance Center, buy a foot long get a 8" hotdog for $2 at Vinnie's New York Style Eats and a host of discounts and coupons from Play It Again Sports in Lynnwood.

 

Discount on Learn to Play and Learn to Skate

The Board of Trustees again obtained discounts for members of the EYHBC for 10% off Learn to Play and Learn to Skate programs at the Comcast Community Ice Rink. Special thanks to Katrina, CCIR Manager.

 

Stick and Puck Passes

The Board of Trustees again obtained Stick and Puck passes for members of the EYHBC at the Comcast Community Ice Rink. Family memberships got two passes ($30 value), Individual memberships got one ($15 value). Special thanks to Katrina, CCIR Manager.

 

Practice Pucks and Bags

Similar as in previous seasons coaches seemed to run low on practice pucks as the season progressed. For the second year in a row the EYHBC bought enough practice pucks so each team could have 30 pucks along with the bags to carry them. Gone are the days for coaches having to worry about lack of practice pucks.

 

Equipment available for EYH Coaching Staff

The EYH coaching staff again has access via the EYHBC equipment storage locker to The Ultimate Goalies, Checking bags, puck control and protection rings along with clip boards, stop watches and other equipment.

 

Captain and Alternate Captain Letter sets

The EYHBC provided enough sets of Captain C's and Alternate Captain A's for all teams including a set for both home and away to be used by the Select teams.

 

Game Pucks
The EYHBC provided pucks and with the Everett Youth Hockey and Jr. Silvertips logos imprinted on them to be used at home EYH games. EYH House and Select teams were given enough pucks to use for their home games throughout the season. The EYH House teams use pucks with a white EYH logo on them while the Select teams use pucks with a white EYH logo on one side and a full color Jr. Silvertips logo on the other. We even had some 4 ounce blue pucks printed up for the Mites!

 

Practice Jerseys

The EYHBC, for the 3rd year running, offered practice jerseys to each player within EYH and again offered them at a cost of $5 each. The first offering of the practice jerseys cost $30 each. Each jersey had a logo on the front plus the player's name and number on the back. The extremely low price was able to be offered in thanks to sponsors Play It Again Sports Lynnwood who offered the jerseys at a great price and Screen Printing Northwest who donated all the screen printing.

 

Scholar Athlete of the Month

One of the very first things the Board of Trustees of the EYHBC developed was a way to recognize EYH players that excel in school. SAotM must have an "A" average, submit paperwork signed by a parent and a school official along with a short blurb on what you have done in school and other tidbits of information. At the end of the season, at the EYH Celebration held in the CCIR, a drawing is held rewarding and focusing on the past year's SAotM. Every SAotM received a SAotM plaque for them to display.

 

SkateOut with the Silvertips

The EYHBC again, for the 3rd year running, negotiated the right to have a youth player introduced with the starting lineup of the Everett Silvertips on weekend home games. This incredible experience would come with four tickets to that night's game in addition to an autographed puck from a current player on the Silvertips roster. This is not a fundraiser for the EYHBC but a special once in a lifetime experience for the families that can participate, there is a cost but that cost is simply to cover the expense of this program.

 

Off Ice Team Training

Every team was granted two free off ice work outs at the Everett Physical Therapy Sports Performance Center free of charge to experience what off ice training was all about. Teams were able to take advantage of this fantastic perk and even scheduled off ice team training throughout the season at a reduced rate for EYHBC members.

 

Home and Guest Signs

In an effort to dress up our beautiful facility The EYHBC obtained Home and Guest stickers with EYH and Jr. Silvertips logos on them to be placed on the benches and penalty boxes in place of the pieces of paper that typically would be taped up on the glass as was common in past years.

 

EYH and Jr. Silvertips logo signs

Another effort to "dress up the facility" and brand it with the home team colors and logos, dasher board stickers with the EYH and Jr. Silvertips logos were obtained and applied in each corner of the CCIR.

 

Helmet Kits and Stick Wraps

The Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club continues to make available Helmet Kits. Helmet Kits consisted of EYH and Jr. Silvertips logos along with numbers on stickers to be placed on helmets in promotion of the program.

 

Clip Boards and Stop Watches

The EYHBC continues to provide clip boards and stop watches to the EYH coaching staff as needed. These items are used by the coaching staff during evaluations, practices, clinics and the Skills Testing sessions. The EYHBC went out and bought clipboards and stopwatches for Everett Youth Hockey Coaches to use as needed. These items are stored in the equipment locker at the CCIR and can be accessed and used by any coach of EYH.

 

Fundraiser Cards

In partnership with the Everett Silvertips, the EYHBC coordinated fundraising efforts for teams to sell the Silvertips Fundraising cards. The cards cost $20 each and have well over $100 worth of valuable coupons attached. For each card sold the EYHBC retains $10 or 50% of the selling price, an incredibly generous deal. Of those ten dollars, $7 will go into a restricted account to be used by the selling team. The other $3 is to be placed in the EYHBC general fund.

 

Play It Again Sports Lynnwood Support

Play It Again Sports in Lynnwood stepped up this year in support of EYHBC members and EYH hockey families by giving each EYHBC member a $20 coupon, an offer to purchase a card for ten skate sharpenings at 50% off, a deal for beginners to buy a starter set of gear for $99 (regularly priced at $120), and the ability to show their membership card and get $5 off any $50 or more

 

Water Bottles

In partnership with Play It Again Sports Lynnwood, every player at Everett Youth hockey received a 32 ounce water bottle complete with EYH and Jr. Silvertips logos absolutely free and at no cost to them.

 

Hardship Scholarships

The Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club was able to help 9 families pay their fees to play ice hockey in the 2012/13 season

 

Socks and Shells for Select Teams

The EYHBC again obtained socks and shells for all EYH Jr. Silvertips teams. These items are not cheap, but they are not cheap either! These socks and shells were provided to each Select team at no cost to the families but families of Jr. Silvertip players were offered an opportunity to purchase these items at nearly cost to keep as their own. 

 

Goalie Coach

Again the EYHBC worked with the Everett Silvertips goalie coach, Taylor Dakers; who played in the WHL for the Kootenay Ice and was drafted by the NHL's San Jose Sharks and operates a goalie school in the lower mainland of British Columbia, to work with Coach Bill Kern in developing the goalies of EYH. Taylor would come out to team practices as required when asked by teams.

 

Goalie camps

The EYHBC approached the Everett Silvertips about putting on a season long goalie clinic with sessions throughout the season. These clinics would be for any and all goalies in the area regardless of association they played for. The belief was that goalies are a commodity and should be developed. The EYHBC paid up to $125 of an EYH goalie’s fee to attend.

 

Squirt Jr. Silvertips Jerseys

No change from the previous year, the Squirt division had available to them their own set of jerseys for a select team giving them their own identity as a Jr. Silvertips team.

 

Jerseys For Autographing

The EYHBC ordered white EYH jerseys to be autographed by each team so they could be auctioned off at the 3rd annual Benefit and Social in February 2013. All EYH teams were offered the option to purchase these new game jerseys so they could autograph them and give them to their head coach at the end of the season as a gift of thanks for their time and efforts. The jerseys all had the number ’12-’13 on them signifying the 2012-13 season.

 

Player Program

For the 3rd year the EYHBC will provide each player and coach of EYH with a Player Program for no charge. Additional Player Programs were available for $5 each. Again mug shot photos were taken against a back drop made so House teams would have a picture taken with an EYH logo in the background and Select teams would have the EYH and Jr. Silvertips logos in the background. Again, Player and Coach Information was gathered along with the head shot pictures of every player (donated by Surge Photography owned by hockey mom Summer Myers). A signed released had to be submitted to have a player's picture used in the Player Program. This time the Program was color inside and out and professionally designed by hockey mom Tracey Campbell who donated her time and knowledge. Color printing is extremely expensive but a bunch of sponsors were obtained, enough so that they covered the costs of printing.

 

501C3 Non-Profit Status

After jumping through many hoops the previous year; working with the EYHBC Board of Trustees and a CPA who is a 501C3 specialist, we submitted our paperwork and fee to the United States Treasury Department. With great joy our CPA called to report that our application for nonprofit status was approved! First time through, no questions asked. This is a rarity we are told and our good fortune was directly due to the fact that nobody on the Board of Trustees receives any compensation of any type. We all pay for our membership, clinic fees and anything else that is offered to membership. No special privileges. There were many other factors involved with the IRS granting this status and in the end, everyone is extremely happy to have obtained the distinction of a Non-profit Corporation with 501C3 status. The EYHBC has maintained their tax exempt status.

2011

Hardship Scholarships

The Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club was able to help 6 families that asked for help this year so their child could play hockey or enhance their skills.

 

1st Annual Dinner and Auction

On February 12, 2011 in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center Ballrooms of the Comcast Arena the EYHBC held what was hoped would become it's annual and largest fund raiser. Over 110 people including 12 Silvertips, special guests along with friends and family of EYH came together for a dinner and auction raising over $27,000 before expenses.

 

Checking Bags

An equipment need was identified, the EYHBC went out and purchased two heavy duty Checking Bags. These bags can be easily suction cupped to the glass of any ice rink so drills can be conducted safely in the art of checking and body contact. Rather than risking injuring another player or yourself while practicing these arts, you can now practice into a bag, reducing the risk of injury. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJIV7i1dojM

 

ADM Clinic

The EYHBC's guest speaker at the 1st Annual Dinner and Auction was Joe Doyle, Pacific and Mountain Regional Director of the ADM for USA Hockey. USA Hockey flew Mr. Doyle out to Everett to conduct an ADM Clinic in the Comcast Arena organized by the EYHBC who invited participants from all local associations including Whatcom, SnoKing, Seattle Jr., Kent Valley, Kitsap, Tacoma and Wenatchee.

 

Puck Control and Protection Rings

During the ADM clinic one of the stations was to teach puck control and puck protection. The training tools involved were hard rubber dive rings, they slide easily on the ice and act as a great training aid in pursuit of controlling and protecting the puck. Players would use the butt end of their sticks in the center of the ring to control "the puck" and skate around. mean while another player would try to lift their stick out of the ring placing their stick into the ring and skate away. This taught the player with the puck to keep the puck protected by using their body and turn away from the pressure of the defensive player. The drill is extremely tiring as the players are constantly skating, turning and moving in all directions. The EYHBC purchased a dozen of these rings for EYH coaches to utilize as they see fit.

 

Storage Lockers

Some place had to be developed to store equipment and items in the CCIR that EYHBC was purchasing. In conjunction with the Comcast Community Ice Rink and it's manager a location was designated for a storage locker to be placed. The EYHBC has purchased two Rubbermaid storage units and mounted them on a frame with casters for easy movement. The storage units contain equipment for EYH coaching staffs and Learn to Play Instructors to use.

 

Mitch Love Dry Land Training Sessions

In the late spring and early summer Mitch Love conducted dry land training sessions for youth hockey players in conjunction with the EYHBC and the Everett Sports Performance Center with classes held at "The Cave". Players were invited from all local hockey associations. EYHBC members received 20% off normal pricing for these sessions.

 

Tyler Maxwell Sniper Camps

Everett Silvertip Tyler Maxwell would become the all time leading scorer for the Silvertips franchise later this fall but before that he flew into Everett twice over the summer to hold a couple clinics on skating and shooting. These camps were completely designed and run by the 20 year old sniper, a few EYH coaches helped on the ice and took notes implementing drills and ideas into their own practice plans. Great times were had by all and a lot of hard work was put forth by the players. EYHBC organized these camps and invited players from all local associations.

 

Turcotte Stickhandling Hockey School

In the Summer of 2010 Turcotte Stickhandling Hockey School was contacted and asked how to get their phenomenal camp in Everett for the next summer........EYHBC helped get this done with support from CCIR manager. Turcotte is so support of youth ice hockey they donated two scholarships to the dinner and auction and pledged to donate up to $30 of each skaters tuition to the hockey school. The first year of the camp was so successful that owner and founder Real' Turcotte flew out to visit. He said the way EYHBC promoted the camp and the support of the parents for their children to develop their hockey skills was incredible. Typically attendance for the first year of a camp in a new location is about 12-16 players........Everett had a sold out Mite/Squirt session of 36 and a nearly sold out session of Peewee/Bantam at 31 skaters. Needless to say Turcotte will be back in Everett in the summer of 2012.

 

Host Hotels

A deal was struck with the Holiday Inn Downtown and the Best Western Cascadia to act as host hotels for teams when they come to visit and play. The EYHBC negotiated extremely good terms for visiting families. While many PNAHA association's host hotels are at the max price allowed we decided to go the other way and offer relief to our visiting teams but without sacrificing services. Families can get a room for as low as $70, be close to the rink and get a hot breakfast with that as well!

 

Track Suits
The EYHBC searched for high quality track suits that could be offered to EYH families and supporters. These track suits, fully embroidered retail at over $160 each but by purchasing an EYHBC family membership for $50 an EYH player on that membership got the track suit for free! The EYHBC completely subsidized the players. Coaches were offered the Track Suit or a nice coach's jacket for $50 with the rest of the balance being subsidized by the EYHBC. Even parents and supporters got a subsidy from the EYHBC if they chose to order a track suit and they were on a family membership. Not a bad deal for EYH players; Mom and Dad buy a $50 EYHBC family membership and their player gets a high quality track suit valued at over $160!

 

Merchant Discounts

The Board of Trustees obtained discounts for members of the EYHBC including 10% off in the Silvertips Team Store, 10% off at Hat Trick Pizzeria and Grill, 10% off at El Paraiso Mexican Grill, 10% off at Everett Tire and Automotive, free sports injury assessments at Everett Physical Therapy, 20% off dry land training at Everett Sports Performance Center, buy a foot long get a 8" hotdog for $2 at Vinnie's New York Style Eats and free skate sharpening at Play It Again Sports.

 

Discount on Learn to Play and Learn to Skate

The Board of Trustees again obtained discounts for members of the EYHBC for 10% off Learn to Play and Learn to Skate programs at the Comcast Community Ice Rink. Special thanks to Katrina, CCIR Manager.

 

Stick and Puck Passes 

The Board of Trustees again obtained Stick and Puck passes for members of the EYHBC at the Comcast Community Ice Rink. Family memberships got two passes ($30 value), Individual memberships got one ($15 value). Special thanks to Katrina, CCIR Manager.

 

Socks and Shells for Select Teams

The EYHBC wanted to obtain socks and shells for all EYH teams but simply put........we didn't have the money! After committing to subsidizing the track suits which included tops and bottoms and full embroidery........there just wasn't enough cash in the bank. So the route that was taken was to obtain these items for the Jr. Silvertip teams this season bringing them to be more inline with other associations select team uniforms. The Board of Trustees researched the issue, with the help of the Everett Silvertips, and decided to go with the highest of quality garments. A company called SP who does all the uniforms for the Olympics and IIHF tournaments in addition to nearly every college and university in Canada. These items are not cheap, but they are not cheap either! These socks and shells were provided to each Select team at no cost to the families but families of JrSilvertip players were offered an opportunity to purchase these items at nearly cost to keep as their own. 

 

Squirt JrSilvertips Jerseys

Previously there had never been a need for the Squirt division to have their own set of jerseys for a select team but as the association grows and higher skilled teams are formed the time to have this done was upon us. After consulting with the EYH Program Committee it was decided to move forward with this and give the Select Squirt team their own identity as Jr. Silvertips just as other high level teams in the Peewee, Bantam and Midget divisions. Utilizing our relationship with SP, we ordered the home and away sets of jerseys from them.

 

Practice Pucks and Bags

In previous seasons coaches seemed to run low on practice pucks as the season progressed. The EYHBC bought enough practice pucks so each team could have 30 pucks along with the bags to carry them. Gone are the days for coaches having to worry about lack of practice pucks.

 

Game Pucks
The EYHBC purchased pucks and had the Everett Youth Hockey and Jr. Silvertips logos imprinted on them to be used at home EYH games. EYH House and Select teams were given enough pucks to use for their home games. The EYH House teams use pucks with a white EYH logo on them while the Select teams use pucks with a white EYH logo on one side and a full color Jr. Silvertips logo on the other. We even had some 4 ounce blue pucks printed up for the lil guys playing Mites!

 

Captain and Alternate Captain Letter sets

The EYHBC purchased enough sets of Captain C's and Alternate Captain A's for all teams including a set for both home and away to be used by the Select teams.

 

Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser

Just prior to the start of the season the EYHBC held a fundraiser spaghetti feed at Sporty's Beef and Brew in Everett. Sporty's donated the facilities and food. The Everett Silvertips supported by sending Tyler Maxwell, Josh Birkholz, Dominic Bittner and Jesse Mychan to attend. Items were donated and a r raffle was held by Sporty's. Good times were had eating spaghetti, hangin with the Tips and watching some UW Football on the big screens. We even watched some preseason NHL hockey where former Silvertip Landon Ferraro was playing!G

 

Goalie Coach

A need for a coach with a specific skill set was raised, a Goalie Coach to be exact. The EYHBC approached the Everett Silvertips for help in this regard and were given permission to talk with their goalie coach about attending practices. Taylor Dakers, who played in the WHL for the Kootenay Ice and was drafted by the NHL's San Jose Sharks and operates a goalie school in the lower mainland of British Columbia cut his rates substantially, by over 60%, to attend EYH practices and give instruction to the goalies of EYH.

 

Player Program

Bigger and better plans for the Player Program this year. EYHBC had back drops made so House teams would have a picture taken with an EYH logo in the background and Select teams would have the EYH and Jr. Silvertips logos in the background. Again, Player and Coach information was gathered along with head shot pictures of every player (donated by Surge Photography owned by hockey mom Summer Myers). A signed released had to be submitted to have a player's picture used in the Player Program. This time the Program was color inside and out and professionally designed by hockey mom Tracey Campbell who donated her time and knowledge. Color printing is extremely expensive but a bunch of sponsors were obtained, enough so that they covered the costs of printing. Therefore each player and coach of EYH got a Player Program for no charge. Additional Player Programs were available for $5 each. 

 

Practice Jerseys

The EYHBC decided to offer practice jerseys to each player within EYH again but this time at a cost of $5 each. There previous season the practice jerseys cost $30 each. Each jersey had a logo on the front plus the player's name and number on the back. The extremely low price was able to be offered in thanks to sponsors Play It Again Sports who offered the jerseys at a great price and Screen Printing Northwest who donated all the screen printing.

 

Scholar Athlete of the Month

One of the very first things the Board of Trustees of the EYHBC developed was a way to recognize EYH players that excel in school. SAotM must have an "A" average, submit paperwork signed by a parent and a school official along with a short blurb on what you have done in school and other tidbits of information. At the end of the season, at the EYH Celebration held in the CCIR, a drawing is held rewarding and focusing on the past year's SAotM. Every SAotM received a certificate for a Pizza meal ($40 value) for their entire family including a large pizza, a small pizza, bread sticks and a pitcher of soda. Also The Comcast Community Ice Rink donated Stick and Puck passes ($15 vale each), a 6 month individual skating pass ($90 value), a Stick and Puck Punch Card ($165 value). The Everett Silvertips donated the grand prize of a scholarship to one of their summer camps ($300 value). Every SAotM won something in the drawing in addition to a SAotM plaque for them to display.

 

SkateOut with the Silvertips 

The EYHBC negotiated the right to have a youth player introduced with the starting line up of the Everett Silvertips on weekend home games. This incredible experience would come with four tickets to that night's game in addition to an autographed puck from a current player on the Silvertips roster. This is not a fundraiser for the EYHBC but a special once in a lifetime experience for the families that can participate, There is a cost but that cost is simply to cover the expense of this program.

 

United States and Canadian Flags

Notice was taken that the Comcast Community Ice Rink did not have a United States nor a Canadian flag. A call was made to the Comcast Arena management bringing this fact to their attention with an offer that EYHBC would purchase the flags. Turns out this was an oversight and the Operations Crew sprung into action, within days two new flags were hung on either side of the scoreboard rectifying the issue.

 

Off Ice Team Training

Every team was granted two free off ice work outs at the Everett Physical Therapy Sports Performance Center free of charge to experience what off ice training was all about. Many teams took advantage of this fantastic perk and even scheduled off ice team training throughout the season in what is affectionately known as The Cave at a reduced rate for EYHBC members.

 

Home and Guest Signs

In an effort to dress up our beautiful facility The EYHBC obtained Home and Guest stickers with EYH and Jr. Silvertips logos on them to be placed on the benches and penalty boxes in place of the pieces of paper that typically would be taped up on the glass.

 

Helmet Kits and Stick Wraps

With the help of the Everett Silvertips The Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club ordered in helmet Kits and Stick Wraps for players that wanted these items. Helmet Kits consisted of EYH and Jr. Silvertips logos along with numbers on stickers  to be placed on helmets. Stick Wraps were custom made stickers that went on players sticks with EYH, Jr. Silvertips logos plus the players name and number. These items were offered at discounted rates to any EYH player that wanted them.

 

Clip Boards and Stop Watches

The EYHBC had an issue brought to it's attention that there always seemed to be a shortage of clipboards and stopwatches. These items are used by the coaching staff during evaluations, practices, clinics and the Skills Testing sessions. The EYHBC went out and bought clipboards and stopwatches for Everett Youth Hockey Coaches to use as needed. These items are stored in the equipment locker at the CCIR and can be accessed and used by any coach of EYH.

 

EYH and Jr. Silvertips logo signs

Another effort to "dress up the facility" and brand it with the home team colors and logos, dasher board stickers with the EYH and Jr. Silvertips logos were obtained and applied in each corner of the rink.

 

In Season Clinics

In conjunction with the Everett Silvertips in season clinics were developed and offered to EYH players and neighboring associations a like. The clinics were for all youth players ages 8-18. These in season clinics were on Sundays and orchestrated by Everett Silvertips Head Coach Mark Ferner with the help of Silvertip assistant coaches and players.

 

Jerseys For Autographing

The EYHBC ordered white EYH jerseys to be autographed by each team so they could be auctioned off at the 2nd annual dinner and auction in February 2012. All EYH teams were offered the option to purchase these new game jerseys so they could autograph them and give them to their head coach at the end of the season as a gift of thanks for their time and efforts.

 

Jr. Silvertips Flatbill Hats

The EYHBC spearheaded a special purchase of flatbill fitted hats for the EYH Jr. Silvertips teams. These hats were offered to all the Select players within EYH at a special rate and had an embroidered Jr. Silvertips logo on the front to go along with the player's name and number on the back.

 

501C3 Non-Profit Status

After jumping through many hoops working with the EYHBC Board of Trustees and a CPA who is a 501C3 specialist, we submitted our paperwork and fee to the United States Treasury Department. With great joy our CPA called to report that our application for non profit status was approved! First time through, no questions asked. This is a rarity we are told and our good fortune was directly due to the fact that nobody on the Board of Trustees receives any compensation of any type. We all pay for our membership, clinic fees and anything else that is offered to membership. No special privileges. There were many other factors involved with the IRS granting this status and in the end, everyone is extremely happy to have obtained the distinction of a Non-profit Corporation with 501C3 status.

2010

Incorporated as a Non-Profit in the State of Washington

June 13, 2010 the EYHBC was founded after paperwork was filed with the state of Washington to incorporate the Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club. In addition to obtaining a Federal ID Number, City of Everett Business license, a post office box along with other essentials of starting the EYHBC. Quickly a Board of trustees was formed and the EYHBC began to develop and form in to an organization that supports Everett Youth Hockey and it's families.

 

Merchant Discounts

The Board of Trustees obtained discounts for members of the EYHBC including 10% off at Hat Trick Pizzeria and Grill, 

 

Discount on Learn to Play and Learn to Skate

The Board of Trustees obtained discounts for members of the EYHBC for 10% off Learn to Play and Learn to Skate programs at the Comcast Community Ice Rink.

 

Stick and Puck Passes

The Board of Trustees obtained Stick and Puck passes for members of the EYHBC at the Comcast Community Ice Rink. Family memberships got two passes ($30 value), Individual memberships got one ($15 value).

 

Timing Equipment

A need for an electronic timing device was identified to be used in Skills Testing sessions and other training needs. Utilizing a donation from Lynnwood Motoplex the equipment was purchased and has been loaned to EYH when needed.

 

Player Program

Player and Coach information was gathered along with head shot pictures of every player (donated by Surge Photography). A signed released had to be submitted to have a player's picture used in the Player Program. This Program was sold to parents, family and friends for $5 to cover the cost of printing. 

 

Ultimate Goalies

At a coach's meeting a need for goal coverings was voiced. The goal coverings at the time were old and beat up. The EYHBC purchased two state of the art Ultimate Goalie systems for EYH and Learn to Play use.

 

Practice Jerseys

The EYHBC decided to offer practice jerseys to each player within EYH at a cost of $30 each. Each jersey had a logo on the front with the team name and age division of the player incorporated in plus the player's name and number on the back.

 

Scholar Athlete of the Month

One of the very first things the Board of Trustees of the EYHBC developed was a way to recognize EYH players that excel in school. SAotM must have an "A" average, submit paperwork signed by a parent and a school official along with a short blurb on what you have done in school and other tidbits of information. At the end of the season, at the EYH Celebration held in the CCIR, a drawing is held rewarding and focusing on the past year's SAotM. Every SAotM received a certificate for a Pizza meal ($40 value) for their entire family including a large pizza, a small pizza, bread sticks and a pitcher of soda. Also The Comcast Community Ice Rink donated Stick and Puck passes ($15 vale each), a 6 month individual skating pass ($90 value), a Stick and Puck Punch Card ($165 value). The Everett Silvertips donated the grand prize of a scholarship to one of their summer camps ($300 value). Every SAotM won something in the drawing in addition to a SAotM plaque for them to display.

 

Mite Practice Pucks

At the start of the 2010-2011 season, it was observed the U8 Mite division was practicing with mostly black 6 ounce pucks. The EYHBC obtained 50 blue 4 ounce pucks for the Mite division to use so they could practice with the proper equipment per USA Hockey's ADM suggested guidelines.

 

SkateOut with the Silvertips 

The EYHBC negotiated the right to have a youth player introduced with the starting line up of the Everett Silvertips on weekend home games. This incredible experience would come with four tickets to that night's game in addition to an autographed puck from a current player on the Silvertips roster. This is not a fundraiser for the EYHBC but a special once in a lifetime experience for the families that can participate, There is a cost but that cost is simply to cover the expense of this program.

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