As you may know by now, we're running a raffle to support our fundraising efforts. In the previous post, I described some of the raffle items being offered. Now I shall present to you the remaining raffle prizes being offered. The raffle ends on 11/25/13, so now's the time to purchase some tickets, potentially win a cool prize, and support our mission.
2 Guest Passes, Rubin Museum of Art
"The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia." -Rubin Museum of Art website
This is very much in line with the mission of The Hockey Foundation, and as it is in New York City, we've been delighted to host two events at this unique cultural institution. 2 guest passes are available in this raffle as a result for 5 different winners.
$50 online gift card, Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Every year, our team of coaches brings along some Harney & Sons teas to India (yes, India is a tea-producing nation...which just tells you how good the tea from Harney & Sons is!) to keep us going and to share with locals to support our mission (tea is a great social beverage!)
Two 1-hour ice hockey lessons with Alana Blahoski in NYC* ($300 Value)
Alana Blahoski, one of our Board members, has been kind enough to donate her time to provide some great personalized coaching to the winner of this prize. You can use it for yourself, or gift it to someone else, and even split the two sessions, but they must be redeemed within the year whether or not you're based in NYC, and transportation/accommodation is not provided for out-of-towners. About Alana:
- Gold medal winner with the United States Women's Hockey Team at the 1998 Winter Olympics
- 4x World Championship appearance (1997, 1999, 2000 and 2001)
- 5x Four Nations Cup appearance (1996-2000)
- Named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year at Providence College (1996)
- Head Coach for the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team (2008) and Assistant Coach of the 2006 US Women's Olympic Team in Torino, Italy
Gift bag from Brooklyn Outdoor Provisions
Coaching hockey in the Himalayas is a pretty rugged activity. Being on the ice obviously requires a lot of equipment, but being on and off the ice in the Himalayas requires baselayers, sleeping bags, down jackets, backpacks, duffel-bags, and more. All of these things are available at the newly opened Brooklyn Outdoor Provisions, which has genersouly donated a backpack, insulated water bottles (great for hot beverages during winter), Helly Hanson baselayers and a t-shirt. Value of this gift bag is $100. If you're in/around NYC, be sure to check out their new store: 198 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Suunto Core Alu Deep Black Outdoor Watch
Suunto is a Finnish company that makes high quality outdoor sport watches. The Core series is a very user friendly, versatile watch that includes an altimeter, barometer, compass, timer, alarm, dual time and more features that we rely upon when on long, dark drives between villages in the Himalayas. Knowing our altitude is important for those of us easily afflicted with altitude sickness, the barometer let's us know about pending storms, the compass obviously can keep us pointing north, and the time-related function don't need explanation. A well-built watch, it can also be worn with a suit. Value is $400.