The Grey/Bruce Special Hockey Foundation was started locally in 2008 to give Intellectually Challenged athletes from Grey, Bruce and the surrounding counties an opportunity to play hockey regardless of gender, age or ability. We endeavour to give our players a greater sense of community involvement, which in the past has been limited to observing and not participating.
The principles of our program are: – To have fun!!
- Provide an accessible and inclusive hockey experience
- Develop individual and team hockey skills; and
- Promote a sense of teamwork
Our program gives these exceptional individuals a chance to form close and lasting friendships with their peers and permits them to learn about sportsmanship and fair play while learning to play the great game of hockey. The players can develop at their own pace with the help of a group of dedicated volunteers who emphasize fun while learning.
The Falcons are a member of Special Hockey International (SHI), originally started by a gentleman in North York, ON in 1970 with two players. Since then, the league has grown to over 30 teams in North America, 2 in England, 1 in Sweden and 1 in Norway.
All games are played solely for the sake of having fun. There are no offsides or icings and the final score is always questionable, so everyone is a winner. The Falcons play a small number of home and away games, with the season concluding at the Special Hockey International annual tournament which is hosted by a different community every year.
The Grey/Bruce Falcons are a non-profit organization which relies on registration fees, fundraising and donations to help keep the team running. We are a registered Canadian Charity #83401 4516 RR0001 and will issue tax receipts. Your donation will help with jerseys, equipment, travel costs, plaques, team photos and our year-end banquet. All players are responsible to go out into the community and find at least one sponsor. This helps them feel that they are contributing in making this program a success. Sponsors will be recognized in various ways throughout the year for their generous support.
There are three levels of sponsorship you can choose from:
Bronze: $25.00 – $100.00, for which you will re-ceive a Thank You certificate. You will also be given an opportunity to play in our sponsor appreciation hockey game.
Silver: $101.00 – $299.99, you receive a Team picture, an invite to the sponsor hockey game.
Gold: $300.00 and above, you will receive a plaque with a team picture, an invitation for two players to participate in the sponsor hockey game and two tickets to our year-end banquet. In addition, we will place your company name bar on the jersey of the player of your choice, both home and away.
All sponsors will be listed on our webpage, Facebook and Instagram. Cheques can be made payable to Grey/Bruce Special Hockey Foundation.
If you are interested in helping with this program as a coach/volunteer or sponsor, feel free to contact us so that we can provide you with further information.
Brian Carr, President
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