The Blood Cup

The Blood Cup

Hockey fans are accustomed to watching the fight for the Stanley Cup each year. The Cup is a long-standing symbol of the blood, sweat, and tears that a team put in for the entire year of competition in the National Hockey League. Give Blood Play Hockey wanted to continue the tradition of a perpetual symbol of greatness.

The Blood Cup

The Blood Cup was founded at the 1st annual Give Blood Play Hockey in 2007. Teams that win in each division names are engraved forever into this trophy and it is displayed proudly at our home rink in Irvine, CA. The Blood Cup stands for more than just a victory; it is a symbol for the effort of the players of each championship team of their dedication to helping the community through support of CHOC Children’s and the Blood Bank. Teams at Give Blood Play Hockey compete for more than just this perpetual trophy; they compete for a brighter future For The Kids, For The Community, and For an End to Cancer. Congratulations Champions and Thank you for your BLOOD, sweat, and tears.

Keeper Award Graphic

About The Keeper Award

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The Give Blood Play Hockey “Keeper Award” is given to a team that goes above and beyond. The Keeper Award will be presented at each year’s tournament to the team that raises the most money for CHOC Children’s. So Give Blood Play Hockey Teams…. GAME ON!

In 2012, Give Blood Play Hockey upped the ante for Sponsors by offering a FREE TEAM REGISTRATION for a $1000 or more Sponsorship. Additionally, teams who raise money for CHOC will be in the running for the Give Blood Play Hockey Perpetual Keeper Award.

Our inaugural Keeper Award was presented to the team that inspired this award. NAI Capital, lead by Sonya Grech and Ryan Dopp, took the challenge of raising $1000 for a free team registration to a whole new level. They not only had a team in the 2012 event and reached their $1000 goal; they reached out to their families, friends and business associates and donated $2,682 for CHOC Children’s Hospital. Donations ranged in amounts from Large to Small with the most inspirational coming from “Little Kid” for $1.

It is our hope that teams participating in the 2014 tournament start the competition a little early this year and in the years to come. The direct pay link is open here and teams can start raising money now. The winner of the 2014 award will be posted on the Give Blood Play Hockey Website all year long and will be honored at the 2015 tournament. The winning team will have their name engraved on the Keeper Award that will be placed in the trophy case at the rinks along with their team picture with the trophy.

Teams at Give Blood Play Hockey compete for more than just trophies and awards. Teams compete for a Brighter Future for Kids, for the Community and for an end of cancer. We thank you for your dedication to Give Blood Play Hockey, CHOC Children’s and to a Brighter Future for our community.

If you have any questions, please contact us through our contact form or email and use our provided Keeper Award Document to make the solicitation for your team easier.

With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of children and help us get closer to finding a cure for Pediatric Cancer.


The Inaugural 2013 Keeper Award Winners:

Thank you NAI Capital for your continued support of Give Blood Play Hockey!


The Casey Strale Who Do You Play For Scholarship

CaseyStraleWho Do You Play For Scholarship
Deadline:  October 06, 2014
Award Value:  $500

The main goal of this scholarship is to inspire young people to make
contributions to their individual communities and charities, while providing awards to those who are currently making a positive difference in their own schools, towns and cities.


  1. 1.  To be eligible a student must be attending school full-time in the fall and can be enrolled in any level of their undergraduate degree program.  High School Seniors who will graduate this “school year” are considered eligible.
  2. 2. A student must also possess a GPA of 2.9 or higher in his/her last academic year. Please include a copy of your most recent transcripts, report card or progress report.
  3. 3. A student must have contributed at least 10 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the past 12 months with one organization.  Please ensure that you have completed this amount of hours with one organization and that a person within that organization is willing to confirm that you have volunteered this amount time.
  4. 4. A student must be a resident and attend school in the United States or Canada.

How to Apply:

Scholarship submissions are accepted via email or mail between July 1st and October 6th, 2014. To apply, please fill out the attached application (PDF) and submit it to the address or email provided in the application prior to the deadline. Be sure to include a copy of your most recent transcripts, report card or progress report.   If you have any questions please email at:

The Peter Oliver Clauss Memorial Bleed By Example Scholarship

PeterClaussBleed By Example Scholarship
Due Date: October 6th, 2014
Scholarship Amount $500

Peter Oliver Clauss was an incredible example to his 10 children and 30 grandchildren. After a lifetime of being a blood donor, his battle with Multiple Myeloma required him to receive the gift of blood from others in the community. These blood donations allowed him to spend another Christmas with his beloved family. His example was the inspiration for the founding of the Give Blood Play Hockey Tournament. Peter’s example of hard work and dedication inspires the “Give Blood” drive at each year’s event. His loving wife, Jane Clauss, has set up this scholarship in the name of her husband Peter Clauss to recognize a student that is being a positive example in their community.


  1. A High School Senior who will be graduating this school year and will be enrolled in an Undergraduate Degree.
  2. Please include your most recent transcript.
  3. Student must have volunteered 10 or more hours within one organization within the past 12 months and have a member of the organization verify participation.
  4. A student must be a resident and attend school in the United States and Canada
  5. A completed application form submitted before October 6th, 2014

How to Apply:

Scholarship submissions are accepted via to between July 1st and October 6thh, 2014. To apply please fill out the attached application (PDF) and include a copy of students most recent transcripts/report card.