Support youth hockey in Oregon and Southwest Washington and the Players Education Fund by making a tax-deductible donation to WAHA. You can make a monetary donation at the WAHA table during any Winterhawks home game or by mailing a check to WAHA:
Attention: Stan Girt
P.O. Box 3009
Portland, OR 97208
The Winterhawks Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps promote and support amateur hockey and recreational skating in the greater Portland/Vancouver area. WAHA funds a variety of important, youth-focused programs year-round including:
• The Get Kids Skating program which introduces thousands of kids to ice skating
• The Summer Floor Hockey program which provides an introduction to hockey
• Coaching, ice time, and player scholarships
WAHA also administers the Winterhawks Player’s Education Fund, which pays for college expenses for Winterhawks players once their hockey careers have ended. WAHA has its own management and Board of Directors, which maintains complete control over all use and distribution of donated funds. And as a registered 501(c)(3) organization, your gift to WAHA is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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. If you’d prefer to mail in your donation you can send it to WAHA, Att’n Stan Girt, PO Box 3009, Portland OR 97208. Or you can visit the WAHA booth on the concourse at any Winterhawks home game.
The Portland Winterhawks launched the Winterhawks Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) in the summer of 2009. It’s a comprehensive amateur hockey program designed to increase participation in the sport. In addition to the Winterhawks, WAHA includes the Junior Hawks program, Mountain View Ice Arena, Sherwood Ice Arena, Winterhawks Skating Center, and the Lloyd Center Ice Rink. Through WAHA, the Winterhawks run a series of both ice hockey and floor hockey camps throughout the summer in a fun, supportive environment while keeping kids active in an attempt to help combat childhood obesity.
For kids who have never had any exposure to hockey, WAHA hosts free floor hockey/introduction to skating camps. They focus on basic hockey rules and skills and are geared towards kids who are interested in learning the game for the first time. Included in many of the floor hockey programs is an introduction to ice skating, which is also of no charge. While many of WAHA’s programs are geared towards youth, the organization encompasses all levels of amateur hockey.
WAHA is a registered charity with a mission to recognize, respect and continue to build on the strong heritage of hockey in the Pacific Northwest.