Support Girls Hockey

$5,225 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 30 months
Rosemary King  PORTLAND, OR


Rose City Hockey Club is an all-girls ice hockey program located in Portland, Oregon. We formed in 2013 and have grown into a program with over 80 girls ages 4-16. 
Our mission is to teach 'em about this awesome sport and pass along life lessons they can use after they leave the rink. Things like leadership, responsibility, and good sportsmanship ... all the stuff that you and I learned playing sports growing up.

Our club is going strong but here's the catch ... hockey is expensive.  (What parent wants to buy gear for a sport that their child may not continue playing? ) Your donation would help us continue to offer gear -- which we give out for free -- to girls trying the sport. 

Your gift would also support scholarships. This is for those kids who otherwise could not afford to skate. In addition, your donation would help defray the cost of ice (1 hour is $335), gear (1 hockey bag is $120), and other essentials such as pucks, cones, and ice markers.

Rose City Hockey Club is an official 501c(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductable.

IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION:

1) Scholarships: Every season, we offer scholarships to girls who otherwise could not afford to play hockey. Your donation would help us sustain this most awesome program and continue growing girls hockey in the Pacific NW.

2) Hockey Gear: We currently have 26 bags of gear -- thanks to generous donations from people like you. We loan gear to our players for free but our program is growing -- and so are our girls! The starter bags generally fit girls 4-6 and cost $90/each. Helmets are not included ($120 each), nor are sticks ($17 each). Your donation would help us outfit kids who are age 7 and older. 

3) Ice Time: In the Portland area, one hour of ice costs around $335.  We are planning to run 3 seasons a year (depending on ice availability). That's a fall, winter, and spring season. Each has between 6 to 8 one-hour sessions ... that's a ton of ice costs! Your help will enable us to keep fees low for players.  

4) Other Hockey Stuff: We currently have 2 coaching grease boards but could use a few more. (We have 14 coaches.)  Our supply of weighted cones is also low, as is our stash of ice markers.  (A pack of 12 markers is $35.) These seem like "little things" -- and they are -- but they make a big difference to our coaches and players.

Thank you for whatever amount you can offer our hockey program. Even $25 or $50 is helpful & we're grateful for your support.

-- Coach Rose

Co-Founder & Head Coach
Rose City Hockey Club
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Update 18
Posted by Rose King
9 months ago
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Just a quick update to say that Rose City Hockey Club wrapped up its 2015-16 season last month. We're super grateful to all the hockey families who participated in the program and helped us spread the word. This summer we're resting & regrouping for summer camp, which takes place Aug 1-5, 2016. (More info at rosecityhockeyclub.com.) Yup, it's an exciting time for girls hockey in the Portland - Vancouver area. Yahoo!

Thank you, everyone, for supporting our hockey girls who are seriously good eggs for trying this very difficult sport, kicking some behind and, in the process, becoming more strong & confident young women!
You go girl.
Head up, lookin' to pass. I like it.
Listening intently to our goalie coach!
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Update 17
Posted by Rose King
15 months ago
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Our 2015-16 hockey season is off & running. We started Nov 8 and will skate weekly from now til January (with a few days off around the holidays).
We have 65 girls enrolled (compared to 45 last season) & have become the largest all-girls hockey program in the Pacific Northwest. HOOT! How cool is that? We're having great fun overall & appreciate your help on Giving Tues (Dec 1). Your contribution will help us buy more ice time, hockey gear, and offer scholarships. Even $20 helps & thank you for whatever you can do.
Happy teammates
Learning to Skate
All smiles
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Update 16
Posted by Rose King
17 months ago
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Can you help a hockey girl? Our 2015-16 season starts Nov 8, 2015. We're now in the process of buying ice time, jerseys, pucks, & everything else needed to run a successful girl's hockey program. Your donation keeps costs down & helps make hockey accessible to all families. Even $25 helps. Big thanks to all!
Face off!
Post-practice hair & a BIG smile!
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Update 15
Posted by Rose King
18 months ago
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We just finished our girls hockey summer camp & had a blast. Had double the # of players this year, which was great. Highlight for all of us was having Josh Sweeney attend -- gold metal sled hockey player & recipient of the Purple Heart. Great all around guy who skated with our hockey girls & did a post-practice chalk talk. Next up: our season starts Nov 8, 2015. More at rosecityhockeyclub.com.
Josh Sweeney talking to our 5-8 yr olds
Josh scored the winning goal in Olympics
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$5,225 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 30 months
Created August 21, 2014
$500
Anonymous
1 month ago
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$100
Julie Falis
2 months ago

I am so happy that Halle and I can support the inspiring work that you do.

$25
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$100
Jill Ginsberg
2 months ago
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Keep up the fantastic work!

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Gary Hilbers
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This is a great program that my granddaughter benefits from and enjoys immensely.

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