Tournament Locker Room

The Tournament Locker Room contains all of the pertinent details participants will need before they hit the ice. Be sure to check back regularly for Tournament updates, new Fundraising Incentives and Game Day Details.


GAME DAY DOCUMENTS  


Please check back approximately two weeks before the event for updated Game Day Documents.

COVID-19 SAFETY RESOURCES  

COVID-19 Safety Policies  


To ensure the safety of our participants, staff and volunteers, the following safety policies will be put into place. All participants and volunteers will be required to agree and sign off on the safety policies before attending the event (through the HHTH digital waiver):

  • All players, volunteers and other stakeholders are required to agree to the terms of the electronic Hockey Helps the Homeless waiver before attending or participating in the event.
  • If you do not feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or if you are experiencing a fever with a temperature exceeding 38°C (100.4°F), you must stay home to prevent any spread of the virus.
  • If you have traveled outside the country within the last 14 days prior to the event, you must stay home to prevent any spread of the virus, unless you have both doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine and are not bound by any quarantine requirements by any level of government.
  • If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms, or if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms, you must stay home to prevent any spread of the virus.
  • If you are over the age of 65, or have underlying health conditions, it is recommended that you have both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine before attending the event.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before attending the event and continue to wash and sanitize your hands throughout the event. When entering the building, the use of hand sanitizer will be mandatory.
  • The use of a face mask will be dependant on local bylaws and arena regulations. It is recommended that, if you are not fully vaccinated at the time of the event, that you wear a face mask when physical distancing is not possible. HHTH Head Office will communicate any mask requirements before the event. Please provide your own masks when attending, if applicable.
  • Bring your own equipment, water bottle and towel. Do not share any equipment for any reason. Be sure to label your personal equipment (especially water bottles) to avoid any cross contamination.
  • Comply with physical distancing measures at all times, where applicable. Signs will be posted across the arena and within common areas where physical distancing must be maintained.
  • All event attendees must abide by the Safety Policies as listed above, including Participants, Volunteers, Staff, Alumni, Spectators and Vendors. Those not complying with our Health and Safety measures will be reminded of the policies by the HHTH Staff and may be asked to leave in the event of repeated offenses, without refund. For any issues that may arise, please contact a member of the Hockey Helps the Homeless team as soon as possible for assistance.

FUNDRAISING  


Each Player must raise a minimum of $500 by puck drop to participate in the Tournament and we're here to help! See below for the 5 steps to exceeding your fundraising targets.

STEP 1: GET STARTED TODAY

The first step in any successful fundraising campaign is to get started right away! Once Registered, login to customize your Participant Support Centre with a unique photo and story that illustrates why you're participating.

STEP 2: DRAFT YOUR LIST OF POTENTIAL DONORS

List anyone and everyone that could donate to your Campaign Friends, Family, Colleagues, Neighbors and Clients, etc. and then upload their contacts quickly and easily into your Participant Support Centre.

STEP 3: ASK

Draft, send, track and manage your personalized fundraising request directly from your Participant Support Centre.

STEP 4: FOLLOW UP

Continue to ask and remind those who have yet to donate to your campaign. People are busy, and sometimes they need that extra little nudge. Don’t forget to thank those who have already given.

STEP 5: TAKE YOUR EFFORTS OFFLINE

Compliment your online fundraising efforts with other ideas such as a car wash, host a dance, a road hockey tournament or by selling unwanted goods line the possibilities are endless!

Questions? Reach out to support@hhth.com for additonal help.

Download the Fundraising Playbook here!

Corporate Giving  


There are several ways you can ask your company to support you! Talk to management about a donation from the company or about donation matching. Corporate teams are also a great way to increase your fundraising, all while encouraging team building and adding to your company’s social responsibility.

Fundraising FAQ’s  


Q. What If I Receive Cash Donations?

A. If you’ve received cash or donations, you have two options: 

1. If you have your donors first and last name and e-mail address you can use your credit card to make the donation online but be sure to provide the correct donor details for tax receipt purposes. Once the transaction is complete you keep the cash and your donor will receive the tax receipt via e-mail.

2. Hang onto the cash donation, and submit it with a completed offline donation form on game day.

Want to fundraise offline? Download the Offline Donation Form here.

Q. Where Should I Mail Cheque Donations?

A. All cheque donations should be accompanied by an offline donation form and can be mailed to:

Hockey Helps the Homeless
44 East Beaver Creek Rd. Unit 4
Richmond Hill, ON
L4B 1G8

What Happens If I Don’t Hit the Fundraising Minimum by Game Day?

A. All Players who have yet to hit the minimum by Game Day will be required to top themselves up via cash, credit, debit or cheque when they register. Once the fundraising minimum has been met, the Player is provided with their jersey and is ready to hit the ice!

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES  


Stay tuned for exciting fundraising incentives!

RULES AND REGULATIONS  

HHTH Standard Rules and Regulations

Your safety on Game Day is paramount. Remember, this is a charity event and we’re all out here to support the same cause. For today, winning is secondary! The following rules and regulations have been put into place for all HHTH events:

  • All players must sign the tournament waiver prior to their first game
  • All teams must be ready to play 10 minutes prior to scheduled game time
  • If opposing teams have matching hockey jerseys, the lower fundraising team will have to wear pinnies
  • Standard non-contact rules apply
  • Only CSA-approved equipment is allowed. All players must wear CSA-approved helmets at all times when on the ice.
  • A referee will be assigned to every game; a referee’s decision is final
  • Fighting, overtly aggressive or sustained unsafe play by a participant may cause ejection from the event with no reimbursement of funds raised or player registration

MEDIA AND TOURNAMENT PHOTOS  


At Hockey Helps the Homeless we believe that every Man, Woman and Child should have a place to call home and the supports they need to thrive. To ensure all homeless Canadians have a fighting chance, we host Pro-Am and Collegiate Hockey Tournaments across Canada.


For all media inquiries, please contact: media@hhth.com or (905) 943-4250

Click here to download the Media Fact Sheet


Photos

2019 Vancouver Tournament

2018 Vancouver Tournament

2017 Vancouver Tournament

CONTACT  

Questions, comments or concerns? Please contact:

Ewan French
Committee Chair
Vancouver Local Organizing Committee
ewanfrench23@yahoo.ca


Matt DiPasquale
Director, Hockey Operations
Hockey Helps the Homeless National Office
matt@hhth.com


Brian Steinman
Coordinator, Hockey Operations
Hockey Helps the Homeless National Office
brian@hhth.com