The purpose of the CAHA Grant Program is to assist affiliate member associations to increase participation in the sport of hockey and promote player development in the Carolinas. All member associations in CAHA are eligible to apply. Member associations will be asked to come up with ideas to grow the sport at the local level and can seek financial assistance from CAHA to help support their efforts. We are looking for the Associations to furnish the ideas, leadership and hard work to successfully manage their program and to help grow the sport of hockey within our Affiliate.
The CAHA Grant Committee will review the grant requests of up to $2,500.00 and submit the final list to the Board of Directors for approval. Grants will be awarded to member associations who offer the best plan(s) for growing participation in recreational ice hockey in their area. Grant recipients will be asked to report their results to the CAHA Grant Committee by April 1, 2022, so the effectiveness of each program can be tracked and the ones that are successful shared with the rest of the organizations within the affiliate. Grant recipients will be recognized at the CAHA Affiliate Annual Meeting and also agree to register all participants in their program with USA Hockey.
All Associations that were awarded a 2020-2021 CAHA Grant must fill out a FINAL REPORT that includes how the association met the stipulations, provides a summary of success, a participant list and any necessary documentation such as receipts.
The Final Report is available online at the link below and can be completed as soon as your grant event has concluded and you have your results and documentation.
All final reports are due no later than April 1, 2021.
Associations - please click on the following document to review the CAHA Grant History By Year for each Association.
The hat Trick Challenge guides youth hockey leadership through national programs and tools to achieve their growth goals. To complete the Hat Trick Challenge, participating associations will utilize programs that emphasize the main driving forces of growth—Retention, Acquisition & Conversion.
Associations that accept the Hat Trick Challenge and participate in national growth programs, will be rewarded with starter equipment and be recognized for their efforts. To learn more visit the Hat Trick Challenge website.
The Players’ charitable initiative is designed to assist grassroots hockey programs who are helping economically disadvantaged youth play the game of hockey. Qualified programs receive complete sets of brand new hockey equipment from the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund, to be distributed to deserving youth in their community.
For more than 20 years, NHLPA members have been donating equipment to programs in their NHL cities and hometowns around the world. More than 80,000 children have been provided the opportunity to play the game of hockey in 34 countries. Over that time, the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund has donated more than $25 million to help grow the game hockey.
Each year, on top of donating equipment, NHLPA Goals & Dreams Ambassadors make visits in cities throughout North America to meet young hockey fans, distribute the gear, sign autographs and answer both hockey and life questions. The Players enjoy the opportunity to meet and interact with young aspiring hockey players and provide a little insight into the life of an NHL player.
While ensuring the great game of hockey is available to as many children as possible remains a priority to the members of the NHLPA, many other important causes have been supported by the Players over the years, such as cancer research, heart disease and stroke research, natural disaster relief efforts, hunger awareness and supporting youth.
For more information on the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund, please check out their website: NHLPA Goal & Dreams.