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 a coalition of industry suporters including the National Hockey League (NHL), the NHL Players Association (NHLPA), the NHL Alumni Association, USA Hockey, Hockey Canada, rinks, 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.
To assist in growing participation and promoting hockey development in the state, in 2008, MAHA has created the OneGoal Committee to oversee the initiative and each year a substantial financial commitment is dedicated to a grant program to support associations with their growth objectives. Associations can complete and submit a grant proposal to the MAHA OneGoal Committee by the application deadline. The committee reviews the requests and submits a recommendation to the MAHA Board of Directors for approval. Michigan associations that receive grant funding are required to complete and submit a report to the MAHA OneGoal Committee at the end of the program with details on the use of the grant funding and the resulting participation growth.
Since 2008, MAHA has invested almost $1,000,000 in growth initiatives for our local associations.Over the next several years, MAHA hopes the OneGoal program will help many Michigan hockey associations fund growth-oriented programs so they can experience a period of steady new growth of young hockey players.
Associations must complete the MAHA OneGoal Grant Request Form and submit it by the June 1, 2017 deadline to be considered for grant funding.
Congratulations to the following MAHA associations that have been awarded OneGoal grants for the 2017-18 season to assist in attracting new 4-8 year old players to hockey:
District 8: Escanaba, Munising, Marquette, Iron Range
District 7: St. Ignace, Cadillac, Cheboygan, Petoskey
District 6: Greater Battle Creek, Grand Rapids Blades, Grand Rapids, KOHA, Ann Arbor, West Kent, Lansing, West Shore, Berrien, Holland, Fox Motors, Rockford, Chelsea, Big Rapids
District 5: Flint, Midland, Port Huron, Gladwin
District 4: Canton Victory Honda, Livonia, Plymouth-Canton, HB Hockey Club, Little Caesars Farmington Hills
District 3: Macomb, Bulldogs, Mt. Clemens, Rochester, Royal Oak
District 2: Detroit Ice Dreams, Clark Park, Downriver Hockey Association
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