November 2, 2009

Ingalls Rink Overtime Campaign

THE "OVERTIME" CAMPAIGN FOR INGALLS RINK - HELP US CLOSE THE GAP!  

The 2009-2010 Hockey season is upon us and we are embarking upon this campaign in a state-of-the-art renovated Ingalls Rink.  Both teams have started the season with some strong scrimmages and look ready to take ECAC Hockey by storm.  We are certain that the pride they feel in training in this world-class facility is only adding to their potential.  The construction has added 13,000 square feet, a new ice surface and new seating.  The new addition includes a weight room, complete with skating treadmill, locker rooms and team meeting spaces.  While the construction is completed, it is not too late to be a part of its success.  Our programs have been built upon a foundation of teamwork, loyalty and hard work and it is these core values that will propel us into an even greater future. 

We are calling this the "Overtime" Campaign for Ingalls Rink because we need some individuals, team, and/or captains to come forward with a big play and make their mark.

 

Just as teamwork has built this program, so will it build this rink.

 

We understand that these economic times might make it difficult for individuals to step up and make leadership gifts, but that does not mean your leadership cannot be reflected in this project.  We are asking you to be creative and reach out to your former classmates, teammates and friends to partner together to make a leadership gift in honor of your experience of representing Yale on the ice as a unit.  Parents and friends can also be a part of this great project by honoring their children and their children's team. 

 

Just as Championships cannot be won alone - we will not reach this goal as individuals.

 

We are all a part of this program's past -- we cannot put on our Yale jerseys and take the ice but we have left an indelible mark.  Who is to say that our time in influencing the future of this program is over?  Ingalls Rink is the greatest recruiting tool Coach Allain and Coach Witt could have to bring the next generation of champions to Yale.  By coming together, we ensure that all of our legacies will not only be etched in the record books, but also on the walls of the new home of Yale Hockey.  The current and future players will see how supportive their alumni/ae are and what this experience means to all of us. 

 

This project offers us an amazing opportunity to be teammates again and work towards a common goal in the name of Yale.

 

Now is the time to make this happen -- this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a tremendous impact on Yale Hockey!  We plan to dedicate this incredible facility in front of all former hockey players on Jan. 16, 2010.  All those who have made leadership contributions to the rink will be recognized at that event and permanently on the walls of the rink.  Once Ingalls Rink is dedicated, the moment will have passed and you do not want to walk into this amazing facility and be the only class or team missing from the leadership plaque!  If we strive for 100% participation from every class and every team, we will achieve our goals. 

Pledges can be paid over a five-year period.  For alumni/ae, giving will count towards your individual giving record and for your class totals for reunions. 

Please contact Alison Cole, Assistant Athletic Director at 203-432-3344 to learn about how you can be a part of this project.

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