The main focus of Desert Hockey Development will always be to get hockey sticks into the hands of people that otherwise would never be exposed to hockey. One of our catch phrases is “Always Free, Always Fun”, so funding free clinics is an ongoing challenge for our organization. That challenge will expand as we expand our operations throughout the Phoenix metro area and the State of Arizona.
Our costs for running a clinic, including free hot dogs and drinks for all the kids, are roughly $150 for a clinic with 20-30 kids. The coaches and everybody supporting the clinic volunteer their time and other costs are minimized through partnerships with venues and running a tight ship.
If you or your organization would like to sponsor an entire clinic, we’ll be happy to make and hang a small sponsorship sign at the rink and you’ll have our undying gratitude.
We are humbled by the enthusiastic support our organization has received from the hockey community in Arizona. Our reward is seeing kids enjoying “our” sport, improving their skills and smiling while on their way to the “next level” of hockey or whatever their goal might be.
We’d like to invite everybody to check our calendar and drop in to any one of our events to see what we’re doing. It’s not about us, it’s about these kids and you’ll see the value of these clinics immediately.