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New Pagel Rink

Dear MHS/MYHA Boys Hockey Families and Alumni-

MYHA has received approval to build a second rink attached to Pagel! On behalf of Minnetonka Boys HS Hockey I am reaching out to ask for your support. 15 years ago Pagel Activity Center was built because Minnetonka Hockey families stepped up and raised $1.5 Million.We have all directly benefited through having Pagel as our home arena. Now is time for Phase2 / Rink2! We are in dire need of a new rink! We have 6 weeks to raise $2 Million to make it happen. Can you help? More information on this project and fundraising campaign can be found at

Here are the highlights:
MYHA needs to raise $2 Million Dollars by March 1 2016 in order to break ground.
This new sheet has been in planning for three years now and final approvals were received last month by the City of Minnetonka.
If ground breaks this spring our players will be skating in November 2016!
This new sheet of ice will be built on the MHS campus and will attach to the current Pagel Activity Center.
This new rink will provide the high school teams more home practice ice while eliminating the risk of 35 high school players driving daily to and from Minnetonka B Rink.
This new rink will provide MYHA 1200+ hours of ice per season. All players will benefit from a new state-of-the-art dryland training center.
MYHA is dire need for a new sheet of ice. Our membership is growing and we cannot find any more available ice.
MYHA membership overall is up 36% over the past 10 years                                       
MYHA currently provides 30% less ice hours per player per season than our competition/neighboring associations.
We are currently utilizing the maximum allowable hours at Pagel, Minnetonka A/B, and every other arena within 20 miles. Victoria arena does not give MYHA priority and has been renting us less hours each year.

Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association is registered as an official non-profit 501(c)(3) making all donations are 100% tax deductible. This project is being funded 100% through donations and membership. There are no city or school tax dollars going toward the construction of this arena.

Can you make a donation on behalf of the Minnetonka Boys High School Hockey Program?
Can someone in your family make a donation on behalf of the Minnetonka Boys High School Hockey Program?
Can someone that you know make a donation on behalf of the Minnetonka Boys High School Hockey Program?
Will you forward this message to anyone you know that may want to help?
No donation is too large or too small for this project.
A new donor wall will recognize all supporters at all levels.
Anonymous giving is an option as well.

Here are the recognition levels at the new donor wall. Each level includes options for special recognition and/or advertising in the new arena. Questions can be directed to Jim van Bergen MYHA VP (952-200-4580 /

Commander in Chief: $250k+
Admiral: $100,000-$249,999
Commodore: $50,000-$99,999
Captain: $25,000-$49,999
Lieutenant: $10,000-$24,999
Sergeant: $5,000-$9,999
Skipper: $2,200-$4,900 (900 players x $2,200 = $1.98M)
First Mate: $1,000-$2,199
Crew: $100-$999
All donors will be recognized in the new rink.

MYHA accepts donations from all entities (personal, business, foundation / trust) in any form (cash/check/credit card/stock):
You can donate:
1) Online:
2) Mail Check: MYHA Treasurer, 18313 Hwy 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345
3) Other: Contact Jim van Bergen MYHA Vice President (952-200-4580 /

Thank You for supporting Minneonka HS Hockey / Minnetonka Youth Hockey!

Best regards,
Brian Urick and Minnetonka Boys HS Hockey Staff

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