NEW GOAL OF $20,000! Thank you all so much for your support! We are hoping to keep momentum going to support our goal of winning the PAC-8 championship
The Cal Ice Hockey Team was founded in 1929 and has competed in the PAC-8 conference since 1996. This past season we finished with a 14-7-1 record and our program continues to see success as we qualified for the 2023 ACHA Western Regional Tournament. Now we set our sights on the first PAC 8 championship in program history.
We will use the most of our funds toward facility rentals as there is no ice hockey rink on campus and it costs $600 per hour to rent. In addition, we play in the PAC 8 where we travel to Utah, Washington and Southern California. Lastly, we are using some of the funds from our previous crowdfunding campaign to host a teddy bear toss game where all teddy bears are donated to an orphange!
Tyson Storr celebrating the Big Freeze win over Stanford
Based on previous budgets and our current plans, we expect to spend approximately 100k in the 2023-2024 season. The majority of our budget is dedicated to rink fees, which covers the costs of renting ice time for practices, games, and travel. Our budgeted expenditures are shown in the graph below.
Our project originates from our financial struggles that continually makes it difficult for our team to improve and succeed. Due to our lack of funding, our team has to be extremely frugal holding practice times at 6am. This puts an extreme strain on our players as we attempt to balance the workload of attending UC Berkeley while pursuing the sport we love. In addition, we only can afford to practice twice a week compared to our competitors who practice 4-5 times a week leaving us at an extreme disadvantage. Lastly, not only does our budget leave us with inconvenient practice times, but if we qualified for nationals, we would be unable to afford it.
Captain Quinn Deshler
All things considered, the most important goal of this fundraising campaign is to expand our impact on the surrounding community. Specifically, our team hopes to invest time and money in hockey outreach events with projects like charity games, summer camps, and youth team mentoring. Another implementation our team strives to make is holding a “teddy bear toss” game, where after the first goal is scored fans will throw teddy bears onto the ice that will then be donated to an orphanage or sick children’s hospital. In closing, your donation will go a long way to help both the team and the communities of Berkeley and Oakland.
Star goaltender Charles Anaka
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