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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 2016 tournament start the competition a little early this year and in the years to come. The direct pay link is open on the Give Blood Play Hockey website and teams can start raising money now. The winner of the 2015 award will be posted on the Give Blood Play Hockey Website all year long and will be honored at the 2016 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 email and use the below letter to make the solicitation for you 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.

Need help soliciting? – See a great template to get you started here: The Keeper Award 2016

The Casey Strale Who Do You Play For Scholarship

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Deadline:  October 17, 2017
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. To be eligible a student must be attending school full-time of their first year of college in the fall and undergraduate degree program. High School Seniors who will graduate this “school year” (2016/17) are considered eligible.
  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. 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. 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 17th, 2017.

Download Application Here

If you have any questions or to submit application please email at:

The Peter Oliver Clauss Memorial Bleed By Example Scholarship

Bleed By Example Scholarship

Due Date: October 17th,  2017

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. Eligibility:

  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 17th, 2017.  Scholarship application will be available soon, please  include a copy of students most recent transcripts/report card.


Underwriting Opportunities

The items listed below are expenses incurred to make the Give Blood Play Hockey tournament a success. Each year we must pay tournament expenses out of team registration fees. Every year, our goal is to give as much as possible to the cause, and with your help we hope to get expenses underwritten so we can donate that much more to our co-benefactors, CHOC Children’s and Tgen. The more we give the better chance we have to help save lives. Won’t you please join us in our fight?]

You can donate an entire amount or a portion of any item:

  • Rink Rental: $18,000.00
  • Officials $ 5,750.00
  • Scorekeepers $ 1,500.00
  • Sponsor Awards/Tournament Banners $ 1,175.00
  • Sound System $ 1,000.00
  • Championship Medals $ 1,500.00
  • Presentation Stage $     550.00

If you or your company is interested in underwriting any item, please contact us at or Julie Ruff at 714-318-7788.

All donors will be listed on our Give Blood Play Hockey website and your gift is tax deductible.

Give Blood. Play Hockey. Fight Cancer.


In-Kind Donor/Sponsor Invitation

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On behalf of the Give Blood Play Hockey Inline Hockey Charity Tournament organizers, I would like to invite you to be an in-kind donor and/or sponsor for our 11th annual tournament and fundraising event in Irvine, California. This year we have raised the bar again. We will be hosting 100+ teams in the tournament. The Anaheim Ducks will be promoting the event in radio and television interviews. Players will be there (pending playing schedule), as will Wild Wing, the Power Players and the Street Team. There will be lots of fun things going on, but most importantly we will surpass the 3,000-pint mark in our blood drive, and we hope to reach the $875,000 level in total donations to CHOC and also make an impactful donation to our new joint benefactor Tgen. It is an exciting time! By contributing an in-kind donation of gift certificates or merchandise it would be greatly appreciated and used as part of our raffle/silent auction. Being an in-kind donor is a wonderful opportunity to reach the public while contributing to the fight against pediatric cancer. Our committee and the Give Blood Play Hockey organizers greatly appreciate your efforts to make a difference in our community but even more importantly a difference in a child’s fight to survive this horrible disease.

The 11th annual Give Blood Play Hockey Inline Hockey Tournament is right around the corner, October 19-22, 2017 at The Rink Irvine Inline – and it’s time to begin making this year’s event even bigger than before. In Irvine, hundreds of supporters will be giving blood and raising money in 2017 for CHOC and Tgen.   We welcome you to become an in-kind sponsor for our event.

If you would like to be more involved with our event, we also invite your participation in one the following sponsorship opportunities: Title Sponsor $25,000; Diamond Sponsor $10,000; Platinum Sponsor $2,500; Gold Sponsor $1,000; Silver Sponsor $500; and Bronze Sponsor $250. As a Sponsor you will receive the following benefits (additional benefits for Silver Sponsors and above):

  • Your Company fliers, business cards, coupons or give a ways displayed at our event
  • Announcements for your Company during our event and at our on-going event meetings
  • Your Company Name and Logo displayed on our website and tournament banners

Your association with this charitable event and tournament will enhance your image as a caring member of our community. 501(c)(3) TGEN Foundation, Tax ID# 33-1092191/ [501(c)(3) CHOC Foundation for Children, Tax ID# 95-6097416

Our goal is to collect all donations no later than October 1, 2017

Thank you for your time and consideration.   If you have any questions, please give me a call at 714-318-7788 or email me at

Kindest Regards,

Julie Ruff

Executive Director

Please complete the information below, and call me for a pick up or mail along with your in-kind donations to:

Julie Ruff

Give Blood Play Hockey

PO Box 18170

Irvine, CA 92623


GBPH Raffle Committee

General : 2017 In-Kind Donation Form


Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a Give Blood Play Hockey Sponsor online quick and easy here:

Please show your support for Give Blood Play Hockey while sharing your message with hundreds of hockey players, their families and community members in attendance, and via our promotional programs.

Sponsor, Exhibit, or Contribute: No Donation is Too Big or Too Small to Help!! 

  • Title Sponsor $10,000.00
    Top Billing on our Website and Tournament Banner which is displayed at the event, website for a year and all social media outlets including acknowledgement in all media articles and interviews, 2 reserved parking spaces at the event, a free team entry for the event, special Title Sponsor award at the awards recognition ceremony on Saturday of the tournament, a Give Blood Play Hockey apparel basket, and a 10’ x 10’ Exhibit Space.
  • Diamond Sponsor $5,000.00
    ature space on our Website and Tournament Banner, website for a year and all social media outlets, 1 reserved parking space at the event, a free team entry for the event, Diamond Sponsor Puck Award at the awards recognition ceremony, 2 tournament t-shirts, and a 10’ x 10’ Exhibit Space.
  • Platinum Sponsor $2,500.00                                                         
    Inclusion in our website and promotional materials, Company logo on Tournament Banner, a free team entry for the event, special award at the recognition ceremony, 2 tournament t-shirts, and a 10’ x 10’ Exhibit Space.
  • Gold Sponsor   $1,000.00
    Inclusion in our website and promotional materials, Company logo on Tournament Banner, a free team entry for the event, special award at the recognition ceremony, and an 8’ x 8’ Exhibit Space.
  • Silver Sponsor  $500.00
    Inclusion in our website and promotional materials, Company logo on Tournament Banner, special award at the recognition ceremony and an 8’ x 8’ Exhibit Space.
  • Bronze Sponsor $250.00
    Inclusion in our website, Company logo on Tournament Banner, and an 8’ x 8’ Exhibit Space. 

Exhibitor Spaces are Friday-Sunday and don’t include electricity or furnishings of any kind (access to electricity available upon request). All exhibits must be staffed for the duration of the event.

Vendors are subject to licensing requirements by the City of Irvine – Please contact Eddie Limbaga at 949-559-9949 for Special Event questions.

You can download this information as a PDF.

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Basket Donations

This year we would like to encourage each team to donate one wrapped basket or gift card valued at $50 or more to the raffle and silent auction.  In return you will receive 5-$1 and 1-$5 raffle tickets which gives you even more chances to win items valued up to $500!

It would be extremely helpful if you would include with your basket the following:

You’re Team Name

Basket Name

Attach a list of items contained on a 3×5 index card

Retail Value $$

Please email Traci Strale,, if you plan on participating or have any questions.

Download the 2014 Cake & Skate Walk / Basket Donation Flier