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Newsletter April 10, 2023

By MSH, 04/10/23, 8:15PM CDT


Contents inside:

1. Hendrickson Foundation June 2-4 - Registration info

2. MSH Volunteer Application

3. HF Festival Polar Plunge Info

1. Hendrickson Foundation Festival – June 2, 3, 4 – Registration closes April 14th

Hopefully everyone is looking forward to another fun filled hockey weekend at the Hendrickson Foundation Festival.  The festival is on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the Blaine SuperRink. If you have never attended here are the highlights:

  • Three games for every player.  Metro teams will play on Friday evening.  The Outstate teams will have 2 games on Saturday.  The Metro teams will have 1 game on Saturday.  All registered players will play jamboree style games on Sunday morning/afternoon. 
  • Party with food, drink, games and music - Saturday afternoon and evening
  • Special Olympics jump tank to raise money for Minnesota Special Hockey and Special Olympics
  • Swag bag filled with cool stuff
  • HF apparel for sale
  • Volunteer opportunities
Because the festival organizers require rosters for this event, all players who are attending must register before April 14th.  If players do not register before this date, they will not have access to the list of highlights mentioned above.  They will likely still be able to attend the games, but registration also helps organize the games.

MN Special Hockey will also be looking for volunteers at all of our games!  You do not have to be a registered volunteer to volunteer off the ice/bench.  This is very important to ensure a successful event for our players.  More information on this will be coming along with the schedule once registration closes.

Families on outstate teams will be reimbursed up to $150 for their travel expenses.  You will be required to fill out a form and send receipts to the MN Special Hockey Treasurer.  More information on hotels has been sent to outstate teams.  If your team didn't receive this information, please contact Holly Tchida at

Please fill out this registration by April 14th to ensure a fun filled hockey weekend in June!

2.  Volunteer Scholarship Applications 2022 - 2023 - Application Deadline 4/30/23

MN Special Hockey is excited to again offer our Annual Volunteer Scholarship for the 2022-2023 season to recognize and show our appreciation for our outstanding volunteers.  Volunteers are free to apply themselves, and coaches/managers/anyone else in the organization can also nominate volunteers for a scholarship.

The deadline for submitting this application is April 30, 2023.

The application guidelines are as follows:

  1. Applications are open to all Minnesota Special Hockey volunteers who are at least in their junior year of high school and have been a registered and active volunteer in the MSH association for a minimum of two full seasons.
  2. Applicants must be taking courses at an accredited institution of higher education (e.g. Junior College, Technical College, Community College, College or University).
  3. Volunteers can apply for, and may be awarded, a MSH Volunteer scholarship in more than one year.

Apply here:

3.  Polar Plunge at Hendrickson Festival

Join Team MN Special Hockey for the HF National Hockey Festival Polar Plunge!  Proceeds from our team's fundraising go to Special Olympics Minnesota and MN Special Hockey!   Fundraise and jump as a team!

Plungers must raise $50 to plunge and will receive a HF Plunge t-shirt.   Any Plunger who raises $150 or more will receive a Plunge towel.
The time of the Team MSH Plunge isn't set yet, but the Plunge schedule will be sent out prior to the event.
All participants can register at the link below.  Make sure to click "Join Team" to ensure you join the MN Special Hockey plunge team and that your donations will go to MSH!