The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association and its affiliate members take an active role in increasing player participation and promoting hockey development in the state. The MAHA OneGoal program works in cooperation with the USA Hockey Membership Development department and OneGoal, which is a nonprofit organization comprised of a coalition the National Hockey League (NHL), the NHL Players Association (NHLPA), the NHL Alumni Association, USA Hockey, Hockey Canada, rinks, Easton-Bell, Reebok-CCM, Bauer, retailers, and many others across North America who are involved with hockey.
The “one goal” of the collective efforts of these groups is to build greater awareness and understanding of hockey so parents can make informed decisions about involving their families in the great sport of hockey. For more information on the OneGoal program go to www.onegoal.com.
MAHA dedicates a substantial budget annually toward the support of local initiatives to grow the sport of hockey. Local associations are asked to come up with ideas to grow the sport at their local level and can then seek a grant from MAHA to help support their efforts. The MAHA OneGoal committee reviews the requests and submits the final list to the Board of Directors for approval. Grant recipients are asked to report their results to the MAHA OneGoal committee so the effectiveness of each program can be tracked and the ones that are successful shared with the rest of the organizations throughout the state. For more information on the grant process for associations, contact MAHA OneGoal Chairperson Lyle Phair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Application period is now open for 2013-14 grants. Deadline for applications to be submitted is June 15, 2013. Click here to download an application form.