Donations Pour in for the Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario from OMHA organizations.

June 1, 2011

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) is pleased to announce generous donations made by local minor hockey associations and leagues to the Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario (MHF) in support of the Lets Learn Hockey Program and other programs.

MHF President John Archibald received a generous donation in April from the Unionville Minor Hockey Association which continues its annual support of the MHF programs and primarily the Lets Learn Hockey Program through special fund raising events by its membership.

The New Tecumseth Minor Hockey Association has again made an annual donation for use in support of the LLHP and finally the teams of the Shamrock Hockey League stepped forward and sponsored the ice costs for staging the recent Lets Learn Hockey event in St. Mary’s, Ontario.

In 2000 the Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario (MHF) was created to support minor hockey players in the Province of Ontario . The Let's Learn Hockey Program provides children who are currently experiencing difficulty raising enough funds to participate in the game of ice hockey.

• Obtain new or upgraded equipment
• Participate in a one-day hockey Orientation Camp
• Receive financial assistance towards their minor hockey registration fee for the season immediately following the date of the one-day Let's Learn Hockey Program orientation event.

Past LLHP events included participants from the Children's Aid Society, Big Brother's and Big Sister's and residents of areas governed by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and other Member Partners of the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association.

The Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario also receives great support from our corporate sponsors. Baron Insignias has been a supporting partner of the foundation for many years and we are grateful to once again accept a donation from them. The donation will be used to help OMHA players pursue secondary education through the Wally Scott Bursary and the Let’s Learn Hockey Program.

The OMHA encourages all local associations and leagues to become involved with the Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario . For more information on the programs being offered or to find out what you can do to help visit or contact Richard Ropchan ( [email protected] ).