In the span of two years, we managed to meet our fundraising goal of $40,000 to purchase new arena boards and a storage solution. For the 2018 season, we are excited to announce that we will retire the well-worn wooden boards and replace them with two new 100% portable ProWall Rink Systems made of high-grade plastic. When not in use, the new arena boards will be housed in a (new to us) trailer that will also hold all of our game day supplies.
We are still amazed by the support of the Buchanan Floor Hockey family who came together and chipped in money to make this a possibility. We received donations from Bucks living here and all across the world. Funds were sent in from California and Colorado, England and Egypt, and dozens of other places in between. And thousands of dollars were donated a buck at a time, from residents who dropped a few bills into the bucket at the concession stand every Saturday or at the registration table during tournaments. Money even came in through a GoFundMe account, in memory of favorite coaches or former players. In addition to donated funds, we raised money through the sale of hockey sticks and pucks, logo wear, helmet stickers, water bottles, popcorn, sloppy joes, walking tacos, and countless hot dogs and bags of popcorn. We finally reached our goal this past summer at the Thrill on the Hill, selling lemonade and iced tea and offering a chance for the community to send our coaches in for a swim in the dunk tank.
The support was overwhelming and proved, once again, that floor hockey is an inseparable part of the fabric of our beloved home town. To think that we raised a large amount of money in such small increments is proof that this sport touches lives, makes an impact, and is still going strong 49 years after its creation.
So, thank you for answering the call. Thank you for continuing the tradition of floor hockey in Buchanan for generations to come. Thank you for proving that, although distance and decades may separate us, we are always Bucks, forever.
New boards for the new season...we did it!
Our updated website is ready for you to visit. Check it out at www.buchananfloorhockey.com and choose from the following options:
- 2018 Player Registration (November 6 - December 4)
- 2018 Team Sponsor Forms ($100 Sponsors a Team - Due December 15)
- 2018 New Arena Board Sponsors (Get your Logo on a new board! - Due December 15)
- 2018 Referee Applications
The season is fast approaching! Register your child, sponsor a team, or sponsor a board today. We'll see you on the court!
~Buchanan Floor Hockey Board