Although success at the team and individual level is important, SYHA places significant emphasis on the development of student -athletes of all level of abilities. SYHA promotes long-term athlete and child development by providing on-ice and off-ice training opportunities that allow each player to maximize his or her potential in a competitive learning environment, while providing lessons that allow them to excel in life. We believe very strongly in citizenship, sense of community and sportsmanship.
This years Skate-a-Thon was a record-breaking event. Thanks to the AMAZING efforts of our skaters and our community, we were able to raise over $16,000 that directly supports the program. The SYHA skaters raised 90% of that amount through their fundraising. Congratulations to all of our players for setting high goals and achieving them!
Also, congrats to our team winners – most raised PER PLAYER – Mite 3 and Peewee 1 and to our individual fundraisers who really went above and beyond – Finn Brogan and Michael Better.
Equally as important, we had a great turnout of all ages and a special day for our Shaker Hockey Community… from 6-year-old Colby Mayhugh winning the Shootout against High Schooler Gus Nace all the way up to our Bantams having a great time against our awesome coaches!
BIGGEST THANKS to the Shaker Heights High School Hockey players for assisting with the on-ice events and serving as such great role models for our younger players. Thank you also to all of the parent volunteers and to our raffle donors. A special shoutout to Greg Marston for providing music and to the voice of the Skate-a-Thon, Gus Kallergis, for keeping everything running smoothly. Last, SUPER grateful for the leadership of James Schmidt… he has grown the Skate-a-Thon so much and made it a tremendous day for all.
Each year SYHA looks for parents who can help us support the organization through volunteering and contributing of their time and talent. Not only is volunteering fun and builds morale, but it fosters relationships with families, coaches and players. SYHA is about building community.
We are seeking individuals who can help with skills in marketing/communications, social media, scheduling, fundraising or simply helping with an event or two.
The opportunities are endless and we are grateful for any time you can contribute.
Below find a PDF outlining the services offered by the UH Sports Medicine practice. UH Sports Medicine partners with Shaker Youth Hockey to provide baseline concussion testing and provides sponsorship for our teams. Thanks to UH Sports Medicine.