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Friends of Womens Hockey Fund Off To Terrific Start

06/16/2017, 8:30am MDT

Nearly $100,000 Raised

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  The USA Hockey Friends of Women’s Hockey Fund, which was recently launched by The USA Hockey Foundation in an effort to raise $500,000 annually from corporate and individual donors to support the U.S. Women’s National Team program and the overall furtherance of girls’ and women’s ice hockey in America, is off to a terrific start.

“We’re excited about this effort and it’s been great to see the enthusiasm out of the gate from our Trustee level donors and Board to help fuel our goal,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey and The USA Hockey Foundation.

Kelleher noted that nearly $100,000 in funds have been committed to the effort already, inclusive of a $50,000 matching gift pledge from Trustee level donors John and Johanna Boynton. Kelleher also noted other lead donors include Foundation Board members John Fleming, Paul George, Peter and Danialle Karmanos, Nick Lopardo and Jack and Gretchen Norqual.

“While it’s tremendous to have a matching gift like the Boyntons pledged, it’s important we take advantage of that and get those supportive of our efforts to contribute,” said Kelleher. “It doesn’t matter what the dollar amount, every bit helps and will make a difference.”

To make a contribution online go to or call Tami Tranter, senior director of development for The USA Hockey Foundation, at 719.538.1164.

About the USA Hockey Foundation

The USA Hockey Foundation is a charitable and educational nonprofit corporation that provides long-range financial support for USA Hockey and promotes the growth of hockey in the United States.  The Foundation’s primary goals are to enhance USA Hockey’s mission and activities; to provide funding for education and training of high-performance athletes; and to provide opportunities for greater participation throughout the country.

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