The picture schedule is available! They are scheduled for November 5th and 6th. Best of Times Photography did their absolute best to accomodate all of the teams within the Association. They are given all the teams and those teams’ schedule for those two days and are left figuring out the logistics of getting all 600+ youth in our Association scheduled. That being said, some of the teams have practices during photos or may need to get off the ice early. Coaches have been made aware of this and players are able to attend their scheduled photo session.
The link to order photos is https://www.botpix.com/west-fargo-hockey-2019-photo-days/. You will need to know your players jersey number when you order so make sure you have that information before trying to purchase photos online. There are a couple of groups that will have jersey pick-up day on the same day as their photos. If that is the case, you may print a form out. Fill it out and bring it with you that night.
If you are new to team photos or need a reminder, players should wear all their pads, breezers, jersey, gloves and have their stick. Coaches for the travel teams will decide which color jersey the team will wear.
Second, you may have noticed in an earlier email about DIBS opportunities that WFHA is looking for people to help with “retired” and “throwback” jersey sales. This will be taking place at the rink the same night as photos! Since we invested in new, sublimated jerseys this season, we have a plethora of older jersey styles to move out of storage. We figured the best way to do that would be to put them up for sale to the Association members!
You can purchase one, or two, or as many as you’d like and keep it for the graduation quilt or use it to play on the outdoor rink, whatever you decide!! These jerseys are for sale with their use simply for fun! They cannot be used for any sanctioned/league play. There will be two styles: the Retired ones from last season and the Throwback ones with the old WF in a circle on the center of the jersey. We have sifted through the ones with tears and stains and are only putting out the best looking ones for you to purchase. The Retired style will be $10 each and the Throwback style will be $5 each. Monies accepted via cash or check only. The proceeds from these jersey sales will go back to the Association and will help recoup the cost of the new jerseys.
Lastly, we are excited to announce that we will be having our inaugural blood drive here at WFHA!! We have joined forces with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, for a very exciting opportunity for Vitalant and WFHA!! This time of year the demand for blood is extremely high and the supply is low. Please help us make this event successful!
The blood drive will be held on November 23rd in the lobby at Vets arena between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:30 pm. There are 100 spots available and we want to fill them all!! Not only is this a great opportunity to help serve our community, it is also the pilot launch to a new, hot off the press program Vitalant is starting. Vitalant is not able to directly pay a person for donating their blood but they can, however, donate to a Non-Profit. Guess what?! That’s West Fargo Hockey Association! For every person that donates blood on November 23rd, Vitalant will donate $10 per donor back to our Association. That is amazing!! You know what they say; Give Blood, Play Hockey!!
There will be sign up sheets available for the Blood Drive at picture night. If you aren’t able to sign up that night, you can call Julie at the WFHA office to schedule a time. Her phone number is 701-281-4791, option 1.
To recap: Photos - Nov 5th and 6th, Jersey sales - Nov 5th and 6th and Blood Drive - Nov 23rd (sign up Nov 5th and 6th). Thanks for helping support our community and West Fargo Hockey. Go Stampede!!