GYF Newsletter 2/20/23
week of February 20, 2023
Save The Dates….
February 26: Norris Charity Classic Games
March 4: Girls Game @ the Van Andel!
March 4: Star Wars Night @ the Griffins
March 5: Patrick Charity Classic Games
March 12: Patrick try-outs- by invite only
March 12: Last day to turn in donations!
March 18: Last day of the Season!
What are the Charity Classic Games?
Charity Classic Game Schedule
Norris Division will play their Charity games this Sunday February 26.
Patrick Division will play their Charity games Sunday March 5th.
Community Room News
Come learn about different jobs before attending our College and Career Nights February 28th and March 1st. Read books and complete fun challenges- Who can build the best catapult? Can you build the strongest bridge? How fast can you put a puzzle together? Do you have steady hands?- enter the “Operation” tournament. Are you creative?- Build a miniature city or design your dream house.
College and Career Nights!
February 28th 5:30-7:30PM and March 1st 5:30-7:30PM
Come out to talk with college and career representatives- it’s never too early to start thinking about future plans and opportunities! Invite your family and friends to come to this event Tuesday, then attend the Patrick hockey games that night. Or share what your practices look like and spend some time with friends at the college and career night Wednesday.
Stop in for snacks, ask questions, and learn about local options. College and career night will help guide your future- whether you’re graduating soon or still many years away.
- Aquinas College
- Calvin University
- Cornerstone University
- Davenport University
- Grand Rapids Community College
- Grand Valley State University
- Kuyper College
- Service Professor Trade School
- Paul Mitchell The School Grand Rapids
Parents with experience at any of these schools, whether student or staff, feel free to share your likes and dislikes with Foundation kids and families or stop in to see what’s new at your Alma Mater. Questions? Contact Julie Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Fare/Spartan Store Receipts
Last Call!!! If you have Family Fare/Spartan Store receipts to turn in, please bring them to either Ms. Eileen or the education room by this weekend! We need to turn them in before March 1st in order to receive a payout. Every receipt gets us closer to a $1,000 check!
-Scoreboard/Announcers- We need help for the following games (Sign Up Here!)
- 2/25 Games:
- Adams- 12:20pm, 1 person needed
- Campbell- 1:40pm- 2 people needed / 3:00pm- 1 person needed
- Norris 5:40pm – 2 people needed
- 2/26 Norris Charity Games- 1pm and 2pm- 2 people needed for each game
-Refs Needed This Week- We need help for the following games, if you or your player has taken a ref class, please considering signing up for a time to help out this week!
- 2/25 Games- (Sign Up Here):
- World Juniors 9am game- 1 ref needed
- Campbell 3:00 pm game- 1 ref needed
Sub Sandwich Fundraiser is back!!
Sub sandwich fundraiser forms are available at the table when you walk in. These are perfect to have on hand for quick lunches or dinners! GYF recieves 40% back on each sub purchased so this is a great way to help GYF!!!
Order forms are due March 1st. Money is due at the time the sheets are turned in. Checks can be made payable to Fountain’s Fundraising. *Please make sure that your name (player name), team name/division and contact number are on the top of the form!*
Subs can be picked up at the rink on Saturday March 11th.
As of February 20th Amazon has decided to discontinue their AmazonSmile program. Although it is certainly not our biggest fundraiser, we did receive monthly earnings from their program so we are sad to see it go! Thank you to everyone who had us set up as their charity and helped us earn money through their program!
We do have a great program that can easily replace the earnings that we were getting with AmazonSmile…it is called Raise Right. Raise Right is our gift card fundraiser – while it might be a little more work on your end- there is no additional cost to you and it can be used to purchase things you are already planning to buy! They have thousands of stores that participate and you can get your gift cards e-mailed right to you in seconds from most stores! Physical gift cards are also available to be shipped right to your door! Please consider giving this program a try and helping us earn money back!
Girls Division @ the Van Andel
Every year one Division (Adams & older) gets the opportunity to play one of their games at the Van Andel Arena! This year, it’s the Girls Divisions turn to play! Every player and visitor must have a ticket to the Griffins game that evening in order to play or watch- no exceptions! Please make sure to get your tickets ordered ASAP if you have not done so already. More details regarding the games will be sent out to families in the next week or so, below is the game schedule. Please see Nichole with any questions.
Pink vs Green on ice at 2:00pm (1:00pm arrival)
Orange vs Blue on ice at 3:30pm (2:30pm arrival)
Standings as of 2/19/23: