Minor Hockey Association matching grant program launched by SHA

The Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) announced the creation of the Minor Hockey Association (MHA) Matching Grant Program. This one-time opportunity is being offered to the 200 registered MHAs across the province. A total of $200,000 has been allocated by the SHA towards the grant program, which will see each MHA be eligible to receive up to $1,000.

“We understand that the past 12 months have been especially tough on our associations. As an organization, we felt this was a way to help associations recoup costs incurred with the introduction of Cross-Ice at the Under-7 and Half-Ice at the Under-9 age groups, along with other capital expenditures in the area of development,” said Kelly McClintock, General Manager.

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To be eligible, each association must submit receipts through an online form which will open on May 1, 2021.

The receipts must indicate a purchase made by the association for player development equipment such as half-ice boards, portable bumper pads, on-ice coaching aids (ie. mini-nets, stickhandling apparatuses and or shooter tutors).

SHA will then match the amount spent by each association up to a maximum of $1,000. The eligible purchases can be pre-dated from May 1, 2017 right up until the closing date for the program, which is August 31, 2021.