What if the next Cammi Granato doesn’t have the opportunity to get on the ice this season? The Cammi Granato Hockey Heroes program has launched to encourage girls in the US to get into the wonderful game of hockey. #21 has had a storied hockey career and wanted the opportunity to give back to the game. Cammi grew up in a very busy home in Downers Grove, Illinois with 4 brothers and 1 sister, and the cost of sport was always a challenge for her parents as they looked to keep their kids in the game they love. They played many games on their backyard rink, but when it came to playing organized hockey, there were no girls leagues around for Cammi to join. She played with boys teams for years, and went on to an incredible career, first becoming Providence College’s all-time leading goal scorer, then as Team Captain for the 1998 gold-medal winning US Women’s Olympic hockey team. As the all-time leading scorer in the US women’s program with an incredible 343 points in 205 career games, Cammi was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010, and currently was the first scout hired with the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, as well as running yearly hockey camps and a busy sports household with her kids
FlipGive is a team fundraising app used by 50,000 teams and 400,000 families. With COVID-19 cancelling many of the traditional fundraising activities that parents run to help raise money for youth sports teams, schools and more, FlipGive is a 100% virtual fundraising solution that lets families and supporters earn money on their everyday shopping. No more selling chocolate bars or other things, you can earn for fundraising shopping with over 700 brands you love. Buy what you need to fund what you love!
1. Register for an account
2. Create your team roster by player name and invite all parents (who can themselves invites more supporters)
3. Each parent and supporter joins the team and starts shopping online and buying gift cards
4. Earnings add up quickly, with most teams easily raising over $1000
Coaching calls with a FlipGive team member are always free and available if you need extra help getting started. Here’s our explainer video.
The Cammi Granato grant program in partnership with FlipGive is in it’s first year and will award 21 winners
- A $500 credit directly to their family on their FlipGive team, which can be used at anytime to help with the cost of hockey fees, such as registrations
- An equipment package generously provided by The NHL, NHLPA and Pure Hockey, an approximate $300 in value, to ensure players feel confident in great gear.
- To the head coach of each players team, an annual subscription to The Coaches Site, an approximate $120 value, to give them access to fantastic coaching content and drills.
US resident girls between the ages of 4 to 12 years old and registered in a minor hockey league organization which include:
- All registered hockey leagues
- All registered hockey camps & clinics
- All registered sledge hockey leagues
- All registered ringette leagues
- If your child is registered in a league/type of hockey not identified, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm eligibility
- Application must be filled out by parent or guardian
- The program is open to all skill levels
- Proof of registration will be required upon selection as a winner
Once the application period closes, 21 players will be selected by random draw. However, there will be regional allocations based on population to ensure winners from multiple states. Multiple children from one family can be entered, but an individual form will need to be completed for each child. There is no cost to apply.
The final date for applications is November 30, 2020. Please ensure you’ve fully submitted all your details.
Winners will be selected within 2 weeks of that date. Everyone who does not win will still be notified and receive a credit to their FlipGive team.
The 21 Winners of the Cammi Granato Grant Program will collect the following:
- $500 from FlipGive which will be added as a credit in the family name on the FlipGive team account and can be withdrawn at no cost anytime.
- A 4 piece equipment package from the NHL, NHLPA and Pure Hockey, where the winning player will be able to select the set they would like along with sizing.
- A 1-year membership from our partners at The Coaches Site to be awarded to your head coach. We will ask to connect with your coach directly to get them set up.