River Lakes Hockey Inc

A nonprofit organization

2% complete

$33,000 Goal

River Lakes Hockey is an organization dedicated to youth hockey serving the communities of Albany, Avon, Belgrade, Brooten, Cold Spring, Eden Valley, New London, Paynesville, Richmond, Rockville, Spicer, St. John's Prep,  and Watkins. 

Our goal is to create positive lifelong experiences in a safe & fair environment that allows each participant to do their best. 

Our mission is to be the area’s leading youth-centered sports organization by creating as many opportunities for play as possible and building athletes for life, guided by the developmentally appropriate framework of the American Development Model.

Our values are:

  • Fun: Enjoyment, participation and friendship. 
  • Sportsmanship: Respecting teammates, competitors, coaches, officials and parents. 
  • Teamwork: Working together to achieve the desired goal by putting the needs of the team before self. 
  • Skill Development: Allowing each player to grow their hockey skills by using the best teaching and coaching the association is capable of providing. 
  • Open Communication: Transparency and collaboration emphasizing participation by all. 
  • Youth Centered: Every action is focused on the best interests of all players.

We have recently come to the realization that our present state of financial affairs is hurting.  The events of last season have had a negative impact on our ability to meet our present financial responsibilities.  We’ve been caught with two different fiscal impacts that have knocked the Association's budget far off balance.

  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting closures, our 2020-2021 season revenues suffered a substantial loss of tournament, concession, and ice rental revenue. 

  • The recent inflation of services, labor, and products have pushed our costs in the wrong direction from the projected budget for expenses.

At present, we are projecting a $33,000 budget shortfall before the end of the season.  We need to have an influx of funds to keep our association running as normal.  We have examined cutting some programs, but feel that will only diminish what we provide to the kids. We have added additional fundraising measures, and implemented savings strategies where we can, but we are still falling short of where we need to be to complete our season. 

These donations will help us keep our doors open to over 200 area kids and their families who love hockey without compromising on their experiences. We hope you will consider being a donor to River Lakes Hockey and we deeply appreciate any support offered. Thank you!

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River Lakes Hockey Inc

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Education Children & Family Sports


PAYNESVILLE, MN 56362-0082

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