Dear Business Owner,
The Guelph Ringette Association (GRA) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1970. And now, into our 37th year, the GRA is home to over 13 Ringette teams for children as young as four years old, all the way up to adult. Our programs begin with ‘Learn-to-Skate’ and extend to regional and provincial teams. Although Guelph only began developing A and AA teams just over 10 years ago, they have come a long way. In 2014 both the Guelph U16AA and U19AA teams won the Provincial Championship in their respective age groups, and went on to compete at the National level … and this is not a first.
What is Ringette? Ringette, like hockey, is played on ice with skates and sticks. Each team consists of six players - two defenders, one center, two forwards, and a goalie - with the objective to score goals. But the resemblance to hockey ends here. The stick is straight. The object being pursued is a rubber ring, not a puck. Ringette has evolved into a fast paced, exciting game that combines the strategy of basketball with the fantastic speed and agility of skating. It is often referred to as 'the fastest game on ice'.
The GRA is grateful to receive support from local businesses. Without community sponsorship, the cost of participating would be out of reach for some families. As you may be aware, ice rental fees are continually rising and we want to keep Ringette in Guelph an affordable sport. We want to keep kids active. For the current 2017/18 season, we are seeking sponsors and/or collecting contributions to help support and assist our association, athletes and teams with their costs.
We have a sponsorship package that suits many different size budgets and we hope you will consider joining us as a GRA supporter. If sponsorship does not fit within your budget - we appreciate donations of any size including donated products that can be showcased at our silent auction.
If you have any questions or require additional information regarding the Guelph Ringette Association or sponsorship opportunities, please let us know and we would be happy to meet with you.
If this interests you, please forward your sponsorship commitment and cheque, payable to Guelph Ringette Association. If it is more convenient, we will be happy to pick up your generous contribution.
Gold Sponsorship ($1000+)
Silver Sponsorship (Fee $600)
Bronze Sponsorship (Fee $350)
If your business is not in the position to sponsor a team, please consider donating an item to our silent auction or making a contribution toward our tournament. We appreciate all donations.