Hello, my name is Silas. I am currently playing ice hockey for the West Madison Polar Caps and the Red, White and Blue white team, called the Wild . I want to support this organization for many reasons. One reason is that hockey is my favorite sport and I am going into my fourth season with the Caps. I have made many friends since my first season. I have loved hockey ever since I put my skates on for the first time. I feel very fortunate that I get to play hockey with the Polar Caps. One of our primary goals is to raise money so playing hockey is available to all kids through scholarships and equipment purchases when needed. I hope all kids that want to play hockey get a chance to play this great sport that I love so much. It would mean a great deal to me if you could make a donation to the Polar Caps and support me, my team and the organization.
Welcome to the Polar Caps Fundraising Campaign for the 2018-2019 Season
The West Madison Polar Caps is a non-profit youth hockey association serving boys and girls living on the westside of Madison, WI. We are committed to helping children throughout our community to develop positive physical, social, and competitive skills through learning and playing the game of hockey. To support our efforts as a non-profit organization, we conduct fundraising activities throughout the year. Our goal for this 2018-2019 hockey season is $30,000.
Why We're Raising Funds
We use the funds that we raise primarily to help bring opportunities to play hockey to underserved members of our community through providing scholarships, providing equipment, operating our outdoor rink, and expanding our Hockey is 4 Life initiative (hockeyis4life.org).
Polar Caps Skate-A-Thon
This year one of our key fundraisers is our Skate-A-Thon taking place on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Madison Ice Arena. The Skate-A-Thon event is for all Polar Caps members to help earn money to support the West Madison Youth Hockey Association. Our players ask for donations from businesses, family, friends, neighbors, and others as part of the Skate-A-Thon. While participation is not mandatory, we encourage all of our Polar Caps players across all of our team levels to help us bring in donations for the Skate-A-Thon.
The Skate-A-Thon will be a fun-filled evening for our Polar Caps players with skating, pond hockey games indoors and potentially outdoors, food provided by Gates & Brovi, and other kids games and activities. Our players will have the opportunitity to win individual and team prizes while skating and in raffles during the evening. In addition, our players will earn prizes for the Skate-A-Thon based on the amount of donations that they raise up through December 8, 2018. Please note that players will not be asking and collecting pledge amounts per lap skated. Instead, we are doing fixed donation amounts to make it simpler for everyone.
How to Donate to a Polar Caps Player for the Skate-A-Thon
We are using this Rally site to collect and track donations by player for the Skate-A-Thon. Polar Caps players who are participating in the Skate-A-Thon will be listed as members of the Rally Roster. To donate in the name of a player, just use the link to their personal Rally Roster page that they share with you. You may also select their name from the list of players from the Roster page or click on the orange Contribute button and choose their name from the list. Please make your donation by December 8, 2018 in order for it to be counted for the Skate-A-Thon.
When you make a donation to the Polar Caps, please consider covering the service and transaction fees as part of your donation. This means that 100% of the pledged contribution will go directly to the Polar Caps.
How to Join as a Polar Caps Player
If you have not already joined the Rally Roster as a Polar Caps player through an email invitation, you can click on the blue Join Roster button. Parents with multiple players can join for each player and help them create their personalized Rally Roster page.
How to Donate in General to the West Madison Youth Hockey Association
To make a donation in general to the Polar Caps, just click on the orange Contribute button and choose Main Campaign from the list.
Remember that all donations to the West Madison Youth Hockey Association are tax deductible!
Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters
The Polar Caps is an all volunteer organization. It would not be possible without the help and efforts of our sponsors, coaches, parents, and players!
- Associated Bank
- Dental Health Associates of Madison
- Gates & Brovi
- Mendota Financial Group
- Sondel Family Veterinary Clinic
Spread the Word!
Please share our Rally page via the social media links.
Select A Support Level
$25Making a Difference FanThank you! Every dollar counts to help us bring the game of hockey to all members of our community.
$50Grow the Game FanThank you! You'll receive a personal thank you email and shout out on our Facebook page. (Your donation may also remain anonymous.)
$100Polar Caps Super FanThank you! You'll receive a personal thank you email, shout out on our Facebook page, and your name will be added to the Polar Caps Super Fan list on our website. (Your donation may also remain anonymous.)
$250Bronze SponsorThank you! Contribute $250 and you'll get a personal thank you email, shout out on our Facebook page, and your name and/or logo will be added to our sponsor list on our website. (Your donation may also remain anonymous.)
$500Silver SponsorThank you! Contribute $500 and you'll get a personal thank card, shout out on our Facebook page, and your name and/or logo will be added to our sponsor list on our website. (Your donation may also remain anonymous.)
$1,000Gold SponsorThank you! Contribute $1,000 and you'll get a personal thank card, shout out on our Facebook page, and your name and/or logo will be added to our sponsor list on our website. (Your donation may also remain anonymous.)
$1,500Platinum SponsorThank you! Contribute $1,500 and you'll get a personal thank card, shout out on our Facebook page, and your name and/or logo will be added to our sponsor list on our website. (Your donation may also remain anonymous.)
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