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Youth Hockey Foundation. A 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to
promoting the introduction of youth hockey to children,
supporting those who currently play and to promote awareness to
the autoimmune disease TTP.
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6th Annual TJ's Tin Cup, hockey themed, golf outing Sept. 17th, 2016
Mark your calendars for September 17th, 2016 for the 6th annual TJ's Tin Cup charity golf tournament. This years tournament will be held at Green Valley Golf Course in Sioux City, Iowa. Registration is now open for individuals and teams. Only $75 per player includes tee off pre party sponsored by Quality Triview Communications at the Warrior Bar and Grill in Sgt. Bluff (Begins at 10 AM, 18 holes of golf, several prize entries, and the dinner banquet. Shotgun start at 1:00 PM. For more information and online registration click here.
NHL Players Association Awards Equipment
The TJ Reinsch Youth Hockey Foundation has been awarded 15 complete sets of youth hockey equipment from the National Hockey League's Players Association "Goals and Dreams" fund. Chairman of the Goals & Dreams fund, Devin Smith, commented on the success of the program. “Over the last 11 years, NHL players have donated more than $19 million to fund and assist grassroots hockey programs around the world. We’ve sent equipment everywhere from Australia to South Africa, Europe, Malaysia and North America. The biggest obstacle in participating in hockey is the cost of equipment. Our goal is to bridge that gap for less fortunate children”. TJ Reinsch Youth Hockey Foundation Vice-President, Burke Lake, says the equipment will be used as loaner equipment for first year skaters to help offset the initial costs of starting youth hockey, as well as, kids who participate in the foundation "Learn to Skate" events that they host throughout the year.
TJ's Tin Cup Golf Tourney Draws Over 100 Golfers
More than 100 golfers teamed up to participate in the first annual TJ's Tin Cup Golf Tourney held on May 21st. Whispering Creek golf course hosted the tourney in Sioux City. Foursomes from throughout the Midwest competed for dozens of prizes and the championship cup, and enjoyed a catered dinner and silent auction following the tournament. Tournament title sponsor, Kevin O'Dell Electric, and dozens of other Siouxland businesses helped to make this primary fundraising event a huge success for the foundation raising over $10,000. This year's tourney was co-hosted by the Siouxland Youth Hockey Association and the proceeds will assist in promoting new skaters into the youth hockey program.
Ames American Legion Post 37 Fundraiser Raises $3800
Over 300 people attended the 3rd annual American Legion Post 37 NASCAR party held Saturday April, 30th in Ames Iowa. The TJ Reinsch Youth Hockey Foundation has been selected as the fundraiser beneficiary for 2011. Gift bags were given to the first 200 people, and dozens of silent auction items, and more than 100 prizes were raffled. Special guest, Iowa Lt. Governor, Kim Reynolds was in attendance and gave a special salute to legion members for their service to our country and recognized the TJ Reinsch Youth Hockey Foundation for strengthening youth hockey in Iowa. A special thank you to organizer's Kathy and Sarah who started the work for their annual fundraiser over 3 months ago. For more information about American Legion Post 37 click here.
Try Hockey for Free event held for kids
The IBP Ice Center was home to 90 kids who registered for the "Try Hockey for Free" event sponsored by the TJ Reinsch Youth Hockey Foundation on February 19th. USA Hockey certified coaches volunteered to assist kids ages 4-9 in learning to skate, hold a hockey stick, and shoot a puck. The kids experienced hockey drills designed to help teach the basics of skating and becoming a hockey player. Click here to see more photos.
TJ Reinsch Memorial Cup raises $1500
More than 40 players and 200 hockey fans turned out for the 1st annual TJ Memorial Cup Adult Hockey Tournament held at the IBP Ice Center December 26th. Players from around Siouxland and as far away as Des Moines, Lincoln, and Omaha participated in a this uniquely formatted tournament. The tournament was sponsored by Joe Morton Insurance, American Family Insurance, Chesterman's Bottling, and Lewis Bowl. The foundation was able to raise $1500 from this event and will help to conduct "learn to skate" lessons to kids between the ages of 4-10 years old and play youth hockey in Sioux City. Thanks to all of our players and sponsors for making this first event a great success! See the KTIV 4 story here and thee KCAU 9 story here.
Memorial banner unveiled
Wednesday November 17th, 2010 the TJ Reinsch Memorial Banner was unveiled at the IBP Ice Center during the Sioux City Metros vs. Sioux Falls Flyers high school hockey game. The Siouxland Youth Hockey Organization and the Sioux City Metros celebrated TJ's career as a player and coach. See the local media stories on KCAU TV and KTIV TV
TJ Reinsch Hockey Foundation clothing