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Seattle Youth Hockey Assist began as a golf tournament Ryno set up to help out a hockey family, dubbed the Jake Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament, in honor Coach Murphy’s son who had recently passed away. Tyler and Morgan had twin sons, Brody and Hunter, who were born 3 months premature. They both required intensive medical care, especially Brody, which came with the accompanying medical bills. Many people wanted to help, so Danica and Ryno figured a GoFundMe campaign and a golf tournament were great ways to bring everyone together for a fun time while raising some money. Partnering with the Seattle Totems nonprofit junior hockey team, the tournament and GoFundMe campaign raised over $4,000 each to help out the new family.

The next year, Ryno decided to hold the tournament again, newly named the Jake Murphy Charity Classic. Wanting to help youth hockey in the area, Ryno decided the proceeds would go towards helping youth and junior hockey players pay for their hockey through scholarships. Through word of mouth the tournament doubled in size from the previous year bringing in more than $10,000 to help keep kids on the ice.

After seeing the success his golf tournament was having, Ryno decided it was time to create his own nonprofit to be able to better assist youth hockey throughout the Great Seattle Area by incorporating Seattle Youth Hockey Assist through Washington State on February 23rd, 2018. With the help of a fellow hockey buddy, Mike Ringstad, who is also passionate about giving back to the game they grew up playing, Seattle Youth Hockey Assist is working to provide hockey scholarships to families in need, as well as help improve and grow hockey in the greater Seattle Area.

In 2019, the Jake Murphy Charity Classic has been renamed the Moonshine BBQ Training Camp Classic. Tickets and Sponsorship’s are available, scroll down to sign up now!


BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Founder/President: Ryno Linder

Growing up in Bothell, Ryno played his minor hockey at Sno-King (SKHA). At 15 he began his juniors with the Seattle Totems before moving to Spokane to play for the Spokane Braves. After a few seasons in Spokane and some stints in various other junior programs, he came back to finish juniors where it started, with the Totems. Ryno played 4 years at MSOE while earning the All-Freshman Team award and multiple All-Academic Team awards in the MCHA conference of NCAA Div III Hockey. Following graduation Ryno received an offer from Boeing and also spent the next 3 years coaching Peewee AAA and Bantam AAA before going back to school to get his Masters. Ryno knew he wanted to begin to pay it forward for all the help he received over his playing time…especially the financial assistance. This was when the first year of the golf tournament began…after the initial success, all he wanted to do was find a way to make it bigger, better, and capable of helping more kids.

P: 425.273.0106
E: Ryno@SeattleYouthHockeyAssist.org
W: seattleyouthhockeyassist.com

Director: Michael Ringstad

Mike grew up in Snohomish and played his youth hockey at Seattle Junior Hockey Association (SJHA). He played at SJHA until he left for juniors in Montana at the beginning of his senior year of high school. Following juniors, Mike played for the Washington State University club hockey program for 4 years. After graduating college, Mike began coaching the SJHA Bantam AA team for 4 years. Having been around hockey his entire life, he knows how expensive hockey can be and also knows all of the benefits it brings. Mike is excited to be able to give back to the game that has given him so much.\

E: mike.ringstad@seattleyouthhockeyassist.org 
W: seattleyouthhockeyassist.com


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR 


Joey Hise, PGA
P: 206.432.9014
E: joey@golfcorpsolutions.com 
W: www.golfcorpsolutions.com


GOLFING INCLUDES:

  • Green Fees & Cart
  • Practice Range
  • Player Gift Bag
  • Lunch at the course catered by Moonshine BBQ
  • Opportunities at winning prizes and auction items

FORMAT / GAMES / CONTESTS:

  • 4-person Team Scramble
  • Hole-In-One Prizes
  • Hockey Stick Putting
  • Mega Putt Competition
  • Hockey Sauce Contest
  • Chippo Contest
  • Live Auction Items Up for Grabs
  • Raffle Prizes
  • MOONSHINE BBQ

TIMELINE:

Saturday – September 26th


7:30am – Welcome Table Opens

  • Complementary Practice Range, Beer Garden, Mega Putt, and MORE

8:00am – 10:00am

  • Split Tee Times Start (Due to COVID-19)
    • Hole-in-One Contests  // Food Truck // Raffle // Games // & MORE

3:00 pm – Golf Concludes

  • Gathering / Auction – Pending 

None of our success over the years could be reached without the incredible support of our amazing sponsors, participants, volunteers, and other individual contributors.

Special Thank you to Our Presenting Sponsor –

Tom Sprague and Moonshine BBQ have been our biggest supporters since the first golf tournament, we couldn’t be as successful without them.

“Old Fashion saloon setting with modern day hi-def sports entertainment, 16 northwest drafts and a wide array of crafted moonshine to pair with our house smoked bbq.”


PLATINUM SPONSOR – $5,000


•Custom Pin Flags (18)
•Custom tee markers (36)
•Logo prominently placed on the Tournament Banner
•Logo prominently placed on all marketing outlets
Player Tickets: 8 


GOLD SPONSOR – $2,500 


Sponsor can choose from one of the following categories:
➊Mega Putt Sponsor (1) – Custom company check valued at $2,500. After an elimination round, one player will get the chance to win your sponsor check!
➋Cart Sponsor (2) – Custom company decals on all riding carts
➌Hole-in-One Sponsor (2) – Custom company hole sign paired with a $10,000 cash prize (reps can staff the hole)
➍Photo Sponsor (1) – Custom company foursome easels that display printed foursome photos for each player
➎Mobile Scoring Sponsor (1) – Logo displayed on all mobile scoring devices and TV Leader-board
In addition each category includes…
•Logo on tournament banner
•Logo on all marketing outlets
Player Tickets: 4 

SILVER SPONSOR – $2,000


Sponsor can choose from one of the following categories:
➊Launcher Sponsor (1) – Custom hole sign paired with the interactive golf ball launcher that fires a golf ball 350+ yards (reps can staff the hole)
➋Product Sponsor (1) – Custom promotional product co-branded with SYHA tournament Logo
➌Beverage Sponsor (1) – Custom beverage tickets for all the players & beverage cart decals
➍Contest Sponsor (4) – Custom hole sign placed in a strategic contest location (reps can staff the hole)
➎Practice Tee Sponsor (1) – Custom A-frame sign paired with Trackman and PGA Professional on the Range.
In addition each category includes…
•Logo on tournament banner
•Logo on all marketing outlets
•Payer Tickets: 4

BRONZE SPONSOR – $1,250 


•Custom hole sign (reps can staff)
•Logo on all marketing outlets
•Logo on tournament banner
Player Tickets: 4

HOLE SPONSOR – $500


•Custom hole sign (reps can staff)
•Logo on all marketing outlets


Individual Golfer – $150
•1 ticket for Lunch, Golf & Banquet

Dinner Only – $50
•1 ticket for Awards and dinner banquet

 Volunteer – Free
•Help out throughout the day from registration, on course to the silent auction and/or dinner.
• 1 complimentary ticket for lunch & Banquet

Our mission is to assist in growing the sport of hockey in the Pacific Northwest by helping to keep deserving players who want to play, playing…

We strive to provide the Seattle area as an additional resource for families who need assistance….



Scholarship Recipients



COLIN TWIGG


Stanley cup and youth hockey

Youth hockey

Age: 8 (2010)

Height: 4’6″      Weight: 55lbs

Team: SJHA 8U Jr Totems      Favorite Position: Fwd

Favorite NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings      Favorite Player: Gordie Howe #9

Passionate, big smile, love of the game. Colin started playing soccer but soon realized his true calling was in the ‘coolest’ game on earth…Ice Hockey. He hit the ice for the first time three years ago at the age of five during a ‘free learn-to-play’ session at Olympic View Arena and has not stopped since. Like many of us when we were all kids, all Colin wants to do is eat, drink, and sleep hockey, playing at every moment he has the chance to. This year and coming season will be really tight financially for the family with Colin’s dad, Steve, going back to school full time to be able to better help the family in the future while tag teaming shifts at a local bar with Colin’s mom, Mary, so they can have someone at home with Colin and his 2.5 year old younger sister, Rosalyn.

Mary and Steve have been trying to figure out how to keep Colin in hockey…enter Seattle Youth Hockey Assist and you, our supporters. The Twigg family is perfect for what Seattle Youth Hockey Assist is about—assisting local families in times of need, who are working to help themselves at the same time. Mike Ringstad, Tom Sprague, Olen Anderson, and I are really excited to welcome Colin, Rosalyn, Mary, and Steve to our family and assist in Colin’s 2018 hockey season.


KIAN BRAY


Age: 8 (2010)

Team: EYH 8U      Favorite Position: Fwd

Favorite NHL Team: San Jose Sharks      Favorite Player: Martin Jones #31

Kian Bray is 8 years old. He fell in love with hockey when he was about 2 years old when his parents (Jeff and Elizabeth) took him to his first Silvertips games. He told them he “wanted to do that!” So they put him in ice skating lessons at age 3 (Snowplow Sam), and after some initial struggle, he got the hang of it, especially thanks to a figure skater named Linda who was helping out with lessons and gave him some much needed one-on-one attention. But, he soon got bored. By that fall, Jeff and Elizabeth had met a mom of an older hockey player (a parent of a student in Elizabeth’s class) and she said he probably wanted a stick in his hands. So they ditched skating lessons and enrolled him in beginner hockey at Everett. Kian loved it! He played 2 years developing with the beginner program, one year at the 6U level, and is now in his 2nd year playing at the 8U level.

Kian has always had a passion for playing goalie, although he learned some difficult lessons in this position in the winter of 17-18. He still wants to play goalie, but also tasted his first goal in Canada in March 2018 and LOVED that! He’s excited to go see the Sharks vs. the Canucks again in February with his Dad! Kian’s may not be the fastest, but he’s a versatile player and learning all the bits and pieces all over the ice! He’s a great teammate! In the off season, Kian plays whatever sport he feels led to play – he’s taken swim lessons, played soccer, t-ball, and baseball. Sometimes he thinks about football or basketball, but hockey takes precedence!


BRADEN SANCHEZ


Age: 18 (2000)

Height: 6′      Weight: 190 lbs

Hometown: Puyallup, WA

Position: Center      Team: Seattle Totems

Braden Sanchez is a local Pacific Northwest player who has benefited from a Junior Hockey organization in the Greater Seattle Area. The Seattle Totems have given many kids like Braden opportunities to play and experience Junior hockey while staying in their home area. For Braden, this means he does not have to choose between moving away to play Junior hockey or staying home to help with family matters; instead Braden can help with his family while playing the sport he’s loved since he was a toddler. However, because the Seattle Totems are like numerous Junior A Tier II teams across the nation, there is a fee paid by the players. Braden has very limited free time, if any, with the commitment it takes to play at the Junior level and with his commitment to his family, which means he is not able to work.

Braden is a compassionate, hard working individual and he brings a selfless, team first attitude to every aspect of his life. It would be a detriment to the sport of Hockey to not provide a little assistance so a kid like Braden could continue his junior hockey career and potentially move on to the college level.


DOMINIC WOLFE


Age: 15 (2004)

Height: 5’8”

Weight: 135

Favorite Position: Left Wing

Team: Sno-King Seattle Jr. Thunderbirds 16u AAA

Favorite NHL Team: Calgary Flames

Favorite Player: Matthew Tkachuk

Dominic was just a little kid when he was introduced to hockey, his grandma Kristi took him to his first Silvertips game in Everett and he’s been playing ever since. He started at SJHA when he was 4 years old. Dominic’s grown as a player on the ice and as a person off the ice. Dominic loves the game of hockey and wants to play it for however long he can, while enjoying every second of it.


Ezekiel Elias-Chaffin


Age: 14 (2005)

4’10” 98lb

Forward

Favorite Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Zeek from a really young age was high energy, at age 1 he got a taste of hockey when his mom put a pair of roller skates on him. At 2 ½ he was able to get on the ice…and the rest is history. He fell in love with the sport and caught on quickly. Fast forward to Zeek playing AA Hockey for the Everett Junior Silvertips 14U and loving every minute of it. SYHA is happy to be a part of Zeek’s hockey to assist him in following his dream of playing college hockey.


Nathanuel Hunter-Chaffin


Age 14 (2005)

6’1” 212lb

Forward/Defense

Favorite Team: Montreal Canadians

Nate was adopted into the Chaffin family by the single mom of Zeek, unlike Zeek he didn’t fall in love with the sport right aright. It was a little too loud and fast but after being dragged to the rink Nate decided to give it a try. SYHA is so excited to help out and excited to see his wicked slap shot! Nate is playing AA Hockey for Everett Junior Silvertips U14 and hoping to play college hockey one day.


Carlos Lopez- Chaffin


Age: 13 (2006)

4’8” 96lb

Defense

Favorite Team: Pittsburg Penguins

Carlos joined the Chaffin family at age 3 and loved watching Zeek on the ice. However, it took 4 years to obtain tribal permission for Carlos to play. But once Carlos hit the ice the rest is history. He has a great respect for all aspects of the game and never wants to stop learning and growing. SYHA is excited to apart of your growth in this great sport Carlos! This year Carlos is playing AA Hockey for the Everett Junior Silver Tips 14 U with his two brothers and also has aspirations to play college hockey!


2016


Our inaugural event in 2016 saw 46 golfers and 16 sponsors come together to raise funds for a special cause…to help a former Totem family who had 3 month premature twin boys, Hunter and Brody Thompson. The boys are growing and developing but Brody still requires a trachea and feeding tube; however you wouldn’t know it by the most joyful nonstop smile you’ll ever see on a baby’s face.


2017


2017 almost doubled our attendance with 84 participants, and we increased our sponsors to 20. We also more than doubled what we raised from 2016, tallying just over $11,000, to help support Youth and Junior hockey scholarships for players and families in need of financial assistance.


2018


With new sponsors and participants in 2018, which was also the inaugural year for Seattle Youth Hockey Assist as an official nonprofit organization, we had an attendance of over 90 participants and over 25 corporate and individual sponsors and donors (auction items). The 2018 event raised almost $13,000 to provide Youth and Junior Hockey scholarships to players and families in need of financial assistance.


2019


On behalf of Seattle Youth Hockey Assist and the families we are supporting, I would like to thank you for your participation and very generous donations through the golf “cheats”, raffles, the 50/50, and auction items purchased at our event on August 24th. With your support we increased our efforts from last year’s event by raising $15,850 this year!

In today’s environment showing compassion, kindness, and generosity; setting a precedence for today’s youth to look up to; and providing our youth opportunities they would not otherwise have due to family financial constraints, are all needed more than ever in order to build a better world, by starting right here in our own community.

Your kindness has sent a buzz through our community by showing when we all come together, we CAN make a difference.

We had contests and activities; we had a new guest in Blitz from the Seahawks and past favorites again in the Moonshine Girls; throughout the day there were many laughs, smiles, and memories made for all in attendance. The auction was a huge success with some fun competition driving up the amounts raised for the items won including the Mariners package with a Griffey jersey, retro M’s jersey, and 4 pack of tickets to any 2020 game donated by the Mariners organization; the three pack of Seahawks jerseys with a Largent and two different “12th Fan” jerseys donated by Ryno and Danica; the signed Wayne Gretzky photo generously donated by DJ’s Sportscards in Renton; the USA Hockey package with a replica 1980 US Olympic Hockey team jersey donated by USA Hockey; the Hockey Lamp donated and manufactured by a hockey fan and generous follower of SYHS from across the country; and several more incredible items won in the auction and raffle.

A special shout out to Scott Montgomery who won the 50/50 raffle pot of $380 but then bigheartedly turned around and donated it all back to SYHA.

We are in the works of additional events throughout the year to bring our communities together such as additional free clinics and camps for kids, so keep up with what we are doing for youth hockey by following us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/YouthHockeyAssist/), and Instagram (@YouthHockeyAssist).

please follow the link below to all photos available courtesy of Trevor Garrood (a former peewee and bantam player of mine who is now pursuing a degree at University of Washington while playing for the UW club team).

https://www.facebook.com/pg/YouthHockeyAssist/photos/?tab=album&album_id=434725290733726

You can view the leaderboard of the event here – don’t forget next year to utilize your “cheat” packages in the most efficient way to score the lowest possible score, and we will have some modifications to the use of “cheats” next year as well:

http://gcs.gcstournaments.com/php/leaderboard?s=1184

All Sponsors and other companies are welcome to provide coupons, gift cards/certificates, and any company “swag” for us to give out to help market your brand.

Donations and Sponsorship’s are Tax Deductible per IRS guidelines. Please discuss with your tax professional.

Seattle Youth Hockey Assist is a Washington state nonprofit and 501(c)(3) organization.
Federal Tax ID: 82-4658274

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