Our hockey team is a semi-varsity club sport through the University of Cincinnati, and only 15% of our operational expenses are funded by the school. Though we could not be more appreciative of that, the remaining funds we need to run the program are generated only through fundraisers and player fees. Expenses continue to rise each year, and will be at an all time high this season due to aftermath of COVID-19. Ice costs are up to $355 per hour and the team practices 2 times per week for about 7 months, while hosting 10 home games.
Due to COVID-19 we will also be receiving less money from the school. We know COVID-19 has been, and still continues to be very rough on a lot of people around the globe, but we understand there needs to be sacrifices made.
We are hoping that we can raise enough money to allow us to be able to maintain our current player fees ($2,300), but unfortunately, we are prepared to raise them. With your generous support, we could utilize your donations to help fund travel, ice, and other expenses for our 2020-21 season while keeping player fees stationary.
Again, we know COVID-19 has effected many people and businesses small and large. If you have the means to support and are willing, it would be greatly appreciated! No matter what, we will all get through this and we expect this to be the best season to date! Thank you in advance, and GO BEARCATS!!