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Build the Boards

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There’s no denying it—the tradition of floor hockey runs deep in Bucktown.

Since 1969, the Buchanan Floor Hockey League has provided thousands of area kids with a positive and competitive athletic activity to keep them moving during the cold winter months. If you grew up in Buchanan, chances are you spent every snowy Saturday at the high school gym, flinging pucks into the net and running around with your friends--pursuits fueled by the energy of a steady diet of concession stand popcorn and candy. It’s likely that you can still remember your coach, still recite all of the players on your team’s roster, and still recall a few prized match-ups from the good ol’ days.

Currently, our league teams play in the Auxiliary Gym of the high school and the moveable arena must be set-up by volunteers every Friday night before the Saturday morning games.  If you've watched a game in the past decade (or helped put up the boards), you will know that there is a desperate need for new arena boards for our League.

The existing boards, while wonderfully constructed out of plywood and 2x4 supports by volunteers many years ago, are now in rough shape. The wood is splitting and they are heavy to move and require hours of set-up and teardown by volunteers every week. We hope to be able to raise enough funds in the coming season(s) to purchase new, lighter, plastic boards for our updated arena.


After an exhaustive search for durable high-grade plastic boards that are 100% portable, we've made the decision to purchase two ProWall Rink Systems from SRG ProWall Rink System out of Minnesota. Each arena will cost $14,250 for a total of $28,500 for both (this is after a multi-volume discount).


Our overall fundraising goal is set at $40,000 because the quote above ($28,500) does not include shipping nor does it include a trailer for the new boards to be stored in during the week (and off-season) when they are not in use. There is currently not enough room at the High School to store the new arena boards as they take up more room than the existing wooden boards.

We started our fundraising efforts last year by running a concession stand and asking for donations at the door. Through the amazing generosity of our local community, we have already raised $10,000 toward our $40,000 goal. We plan on asking local businesses to help us reach our goal as well this year and are hoping to raise an additional $15,000 in this online fundraiser by reaching out to Bucks around the world who grew up playing the sport we all love.

Please note that we are a registered Not-For-Profit
501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution is tax deductible. (EIN - 81-3464262) All funds earned from this campaign will be securely deposited into the Buchanan Floor Hockey account at United Federal Credit Union and the Floor Hockey Board will frequently update the public on the current status of the "Build the Boards" campaign.

Please consider donating to keep our program going strong. Every little bit helps!

If you choose to contribute to our “Build the Boards” fundraiser, your name will be added to the Donor’s Page of our website at buchananfloorhockey.com.

Thank you for supporting our mission: To carry on the treasured tradition of floor hockey in Buchanan for future generations.

We appreciate your support and generosity. Go Bucks!

Regards,

2016-2017 Buchanan Floor Hockey League
Board Members
President: Jennifer Dickson
Vice-President: Todd McNeely
Treasurer: Sean Overmyer
Secretary: Lisa Weinberg
Public Relations Liaison: Stacey Carlin

Organizer and beneficiary

Buchanan Floor Hockey League
Organizer
Buchanan, MI
Stacey Carlin
Beneficiary

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