The NESHL is a self-funded non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dependent on the generosity of donors and sponsors towards providing high quality activities for our teams and members. The league bears no salary costs, as we utilize volunteers for all our efforts, but we incur expenses for ice time, referees, scorekeepers, and other miscellaneous items which directly impact our athletes. All donations made to the NESHL are tax deductible as allowed by law.
There are several ways to support the league:
If you would like to make a donation by check please make it out to "Northeast Sled Hockey League". Send your donation and contact information to:
Northeast Sled Hockey League
14 Echo Lane
Simsbury, CT 06070
If your donation is through a Matching Gift, please send a note to email@example.com informing us of your contribution and who it is through.
Purchase NESHL Merchandise
We offer NESHL merchandise through a storefront on Cafe Press (www.cafepress.com/NESHL). All proceeds from merchandise sales go to the league.
Disabled Sports/Sled Hockey and Motivational Speaking Engagements
A league representative, along with one or more of our Athletes, will come to your location to speak about Sled Hockey, the NESHL, and Disabled Sports opportunities. To learn more about our speaking engagements please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Value Exchange and Sponsorship
This type of partnership not only ensures the long term viability of our league but assists us in developing and maximizing the marketing benefits to your organization through targeted name association development. We are open to working with you and identifying your marketing objectives/requirements. Some examples of Cause-Marketing benefits which we can provide based on level of commitment are:
- Regular Season Game Day Hosting
- Weekend Tournament Hosting
- Your Corporate Banner displayed at all NESHL Games
- Your Corporate Logo and link on our website
- Disability awareness presentations made on your behalf
- Video and Photo rights
- Your Corporate Logo on all team uniforms
At all of our events we typically have over 100 people attending. Each game day event runs at least 5 hours and with our athletes, their families and friends, volunteers, and passer-bys, there would be an opportunity for you to promote your products. There may also be additional opportunities at our weekend tournaments which can be discussed as well.
In addition, the 2000 U.S. Census states there are approx. 2.3 million people with disabilities in the New England area. This is approx 1/5th of the population. Research shows that one in three Americans has a disability, has a family member with a disability, or works closely with a person who has a disability and considers disability issues to be a matter of importance. 83% of those influenced by disability and 78% with no connection to disability would be likely to switch brands to support the “disability cause.” 80% and 74% correspondingly indicated they would also switch retailers. The NESHL will help you tap this market! Contact us at email@example.com to obtain more information on Value-Exchange and Sponsorship Opportunities.
Facts from: Packaged Facts, Marketing to Americans with Disabilities and National Family Opinion, Inc.