Hello Youth Hockey Supporters,
It’s that time of the year again when we all come together to raise money for the Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club (EYHBC). This year marks our third year and the event will be held on Saturday, February 9th 2013, at 5:00pm at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center located at the Comcast Arena.
Last year the 2nd annual EYHBC event raised over $17,000! One of the main uses for our funds we raise is to provide scholarships to those young players who otherwise could not afford to play the game. This past year we were able to pay fees for a total of 9 players. We also have worked diligently with the Silvertips to provide goalie camps at a deep discount to assist young goalies within EYH. There are many other, less recognized, items that we provide for EYH such as pucks for all of the teams and logo'd pucks for all EYH home games. Finally, this year we thought it would be best to help all of those valuable EYHBC members that make the EYHBC possible and opted to help them offset their total fees due by providing subsidies valued up to $125 per player. Please help us make this another great fund raising year so that we can continue to impact the overall player experience within EYH!
In the past we have called the event a dinner and auction with a sit down meal to go along with all the other spectacular events of the evening. But this year we thought, “Why should the parents be the ones having all of the fun?” So we have decided to call the evening the EYHBC Benefit and Social. The atmosphere will be family focused; the attire casual and we encourage everyone to bring their children along for a fun-filled evening. As always, there will be many items to win. Best of all, the Everett Silvertips players will be in attendance and we hear there may be a knee hockey challenge in the works!
Cost for Event Tickets:
$25 each for Adults
$15 each for 12 and Under
$60 for a Family of Four (Two Adults and Two 12 and Under)
Tickets will include 5 drop box raffle tickets and a ticket to win the door prize.
Dinner will be buffet style offering hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza along with chips and dip, lemonade, water, coffee and tea. Adult beverages and soda will be available for purchase.
Rather than conduct a silent auction there will be items being raffled more along the format you see at many of the hockey tournaments. Guests will be able to purchase two part tickets at the event and have the ability to put as many tickets as they would like towards the items they would like to win. The winners will be drawn and announced toward the end of the evening.
(Click here for more info on the raffle)
There will be a wine frenzy where highly rated wines can be purchased to benefit the EYHBC. Also a table with numbered balloons will be offered where each balloon will cost $25 and have at least $40 worth of gift cards attached to them. Some gift cards can be worth as much as $100. Every balloon is a winner!
The live auction will be smaller and be moved through more quickly than in years past to allow for more socializing and less sitting. We will also be holding a raffle with some amazing prizes. Raffle tickets are just $10 a ticket, go on sale January 2, 2013 and you can purchase as many as you would like, to increase your chances of winning. Drawings for each prize will be held the night of the event.
Here is a breakdown of what you can win:
Grand Prize - $2,000 cash
1st Prize - $1,000 cash
2nd Prize - $500 cash
3rd Prize - Canucks NHL Package
4th Prize - Napeequa Vinters Overnight Stay
5th Prize - Suite at Silvertips Game
6th Prize – Ryan Murray Prize Pack including an autographed jersey
So mark your calendars to save the date! We look forward to seeing everyone at the event that is certain to be an enjoyable time for the whole family!