KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS - SECOND QTR DISTRIBUTION
PLEASE NOTE: KROGER HAS CHANGED OUR NUMBER TO TT350. PLEASE BE SURE YOUR NUMBER HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE NEW NUMBER SO YOU CONTINUE TO RECEIVE CREDIT. KROGER INDICATED IT WAS AUTOMATIC BUT I WOULD DOUBLE CHECK SO YOU HAVE NO INTERRUPTION IN RECEIVING YOUR CREDIT.
We have received our second quarter distribution from Kroger. I checked my personal account and it has been updated so I am assuming if you are participating yours has been updated as well. Please send me your information if you are participating no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 11/27/18. If you have not received a confirmation email from me by Thursday, 11/29, please resubmit your information.
Below are the directions for determining your Kroger funds. Please follow them as stated below and if you run into any problems, please contact Kroger directly. Please try to confirm that the amount has changed from your last submission as they do not date the information posted and it is difficult for me to check everyone's past balance. These funds can be used for any 2018-19 program.
Log in by clicking on "Sign In" about 2/3 down the page. DO NOT log in by the “Sign In” at the top.
Enter your email address and password.
The next page that comes up should read View Your Rewards Detail (click on this).
The bottom box of information is labeled “Community Rewards”.
Highlight the information in the entire box and copy it. You can do this by highlighting and RIGHT clicking your mouse and selecting copy or you can do this by highlighting and clicking CTRL C on your keyboard.
Once you copy the information, open your email and where you would type text, paste the Community Rewards information. Can be done by putting your curser in the text box and either RIGHT clicking your mouse and selecting paste or by clicking CTRL V on your keyboard.
In your email subject line, please type Community Reward, YOUR NAME, YOUR SKATER’S NAME and send the email to me at
If you are someone who has multiple people helping you out, you may want to contact them and ask them for their log in and password information so you can get the information. That is clearly up to you. I can take the information from you or from them.
Here’s some general information Kroger’s passed along with their information email that the check was going to be coming soon.
We cannot enroll or create online accounts for supporters over the phone. If you have a supporter who is experiencing issues with their online account please have them contact our dedicated online support team at 1-866-221-4141.
If they have forgotten their email address, need to update their Kroger Plus Card information or change their alternate I.D. (the phone number they use at the store) please have them contact our loyalty department at 1-800-576-4377, option 4, then option 3 to update.
If your supporters do not see the Community Rewards message at the bottom of their receipt, please have them contact us at 1-800-294-4438 option #2. We will contact the appropriate personnel to have the problem corrected. Supporters may also call us for previous cycle donation amounts or to double check that they are enrolled.
Week 8 has been updated with the weekly winners. Congrats!
Week 1 - $25 winner - K. Pandilidis sponsoring the Gold family
Week 1 - $25 winner - J. Sun sponsoring Team Backen
Week 1 - $25 winner - R. Willging sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 1 - $25 winner - J. Kuckyr sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 1 - $50 winner - M. Beeler sponsoring the Schneider family
Week 1 - $100 winner - J. Piehowicz sponsoring St. X
Week 2 - $50 winner - K. Crowley sponsoring St. X
Week 2 - $100 winner - K. Mount sponsoring the Schneider family
Week 3 - $50 winner - H. Dixon sponsoring the Hare family
Week 3 - $25 winner - I. Gibbons sponsoring the Matthews family
Week 3 - $25 winner - M. Leever sponsoring the Leever family
Week 3 - $25 winner - T. Johnson sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 3 - $25 winner - D. Smith sponorsing the Lanier family
Week 4 - $25 winner - M. Murphy sponsoring the Fackey family
Week 5 - $100 winner - Tommy sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 5 - $50 winner - A. Tenley sponsoring Team Backen
Week 5 - $25 winner - T. Rollins sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 5 - $25 winner - S. Matthews sponsoring the Matthews family
Week 5 - $25 winner - E. Jackson sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 5 - $25 winner - T. Fletcher sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 6 - $25 winner - T. Fletcher sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 6 - $25 winner - K. Gibson sponsorhing the Lanier family
Week 7 - $400 winner - S. Minor sponsoring Team Backen
Week 7 - $25 winner - D. Shields sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 7 - $25 winner - C. Mains sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 7 - $25 winner - K. Higgins sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 7 - $25 winner - D. Forrester sponsoring the Becker family
Week 7 - $25 winner - C. Boutross-Wright sponsoring the Matthews family
Week 8 - $50 winner - T. Ward sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 8 - $25 winner - D. Hammons sponsoring St. X
Week 8 - $25 winner - R. Matthews sponsoring the Matthews family
Week 8 - $25 winner - J. Kuckyr sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 8 - $25 winner - G. Straub sponsorhing the Lanier family
Week 9 - $50 winner - A. Graham sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 9 - $25 winner - M. Coburn sponsoring Team Backen
Week 10 - $50 winner - B. Hedrick sponsoring the Lanier family
Week 10 - $25 winner - S. Stallworth sponsoring the Ropp family
Week 10 - $25 winner - J. Tyson sponsoring Team Backen
What Better Way To Show Your Swords Hockey Player You Love Them This Holiday Season Than With Swords Spirit Wear!
SWORDS SPIRIT WEAR HOLIDAY SALE NOVEMBER 6TH - 16TH
Once again, we will be partnering with Customize It, LLC to offer our Holiday Spirit Wear Sale. There will be a variety of items available to order and delivered just in time for the holidays.
The sale opens today, Tuesday, November 6th and close Friday November 16th. You can view and purchase items at www.customizeitcincy.com. To log in click on “Shop Login” in the upper right-hand corner. Our username is Swords and our password is Hockey.
All orders will be processed AFTER the sale close date. Items will be delivered to the Swords office on Monday, December 10. Jennie will distribute to all teams that week. Your purchase a gift? If you need your item(s) pulled by Jennie so you can pick up from the office, please email Jennie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, there is no better time to start your holiday shopping than now. Happy Shopping!
Do you need something to do when you are not playing hockey this winter? Why not do some cross training at Perfect North Slopes. Tricia Stethem has volunteered to coordinate a Perfect North discount program for Swords families again this year. The program offers families a great savings on Perfect North passes for skiing, boarding & tubing. All passes are offered at a significant savings from everyday lift tickets and there are various options to choose from that fit each family's needs. Brochures are available at Sports Plus, however if you have any questions please reach out to Tricia at 513-520-1271. This can be a great gift for the Holiday Season. Anyone is welcome to take advantage of the saving our club offers so pass along to friends and family.
Below is a brief description of each pass offered. Please go to www.PerfectNorth.com for more details. THESE PRICES ARE 30% LOWER THAN THE REGULAR PRICES PASSES &WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY AFTER NOVEMBER 14, 2018.
To take advantage of these savings before November 14, 2018, please go to Perfect North's website and follow the instructions below:
Go to www.PerfectNorth.com
Select "Club Log-In" in the bottom left corner of the home page
Search ABC chart and click on "S"
Click on "Swords"
Type password: hat trick (all lower case)
Check out the variety of passes and options by clicking on "Prices & Information"
Click on "Purchase Items" to check out
Be sure to "Add On" equipment rental (skis, boots, poles, snow boards, helmet), if needed
The PNS annual Ski Swap will be held from Friday, November 2, 2018, to Sunday, November 4, 2018. This is a great opportunity to purchase or sell gently used ski equipment. Check the www.PerfectNorth.com for more details on exact times of the swap.
Please contact Tricia Stethem at 513-520-1271 if you have any questions regarding discounted PNS passes. Don't delay, these prices are only good until November 14, 2018!
10/13/18 UPDATE - We are now on a waitlist for this clinic. Please continue to sign up and if we get enough skaters on the waitlist we will pull together another clinic. If we list another clinic, anyone on the current waitlist will have first priority for registration.
We are pleased to announce our first clinic for skaters.Danny McDonald and his coaching staff have agreed to run a clinic geared for peewee-age skaters.The focus will be on power skating, proper shooting techniques and puck protection.This clinic is free of charge to any skater registered on a 2018-19 fall/winter team.You must register in advance and registration is limited to the first 25 skaters.A waitlist will be kept after we reach 25.Specific information includes:
Date:Sunday, December 2
Location:Sports Plus USA Rink
To register, please go to www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side. Registration is first-come, first serve and preference is being given to peewee skaters now until 5pm on Monday, October 15. After that we will open the registration to other ages. If we do not have a minimum of 25 skaters by 5pm on Wednesday, October 17, we will cancel the clinic to be sure we are utilizing the funds most efficiently.
We hope that your peewee skater will be able to participate.
The Cincinnati Swords board of directors is pleased to announce our first goalie clinic for the 2018-19 season. We are thankful that several coaches have stepped up to lead the clinic and have been able to book enough participants to move forward with our first clinic. The clinic is scheduled for Monday, November 19 (Thanksgiving break-no regularly scheduled team practices) from 7:00-8:30pm on the USA Rink at Sports Plus. All Swords goalies are eligible to participate and should reach out to Jennie Tiemeyer at email@example.com to confirm their participation if they have not already done so.
We hope to add additional clinics in the near future.
Safety is the top priority of USA Hockey each and every day. In 2006, USA Hockey took a significant step forward in enhancing safety by requiring coaches and volunteers to wear helmets when they are on the ice.
While most are in compliance with the rule, this past June, USA Hockey’s board of directors added a 30-day suspension from all activities involving registered programs for failure to comply with the rule.
The rule can be found on Page 144 Section A, of USA Hockey’s 2018-19 Annual Guide.
Here’s to a fun and safe hockey season. Thanks for all you do to make hockey the greatest game on earth.
Mid-Am Hockey in conjunction with USA Hockey requires any adult that interacts with players to be sure to have the following items completed:
1. Obtain a USA Hockey number. This membership is free for team managers/volunteers.
2. Complete Safe Sport training. Completion will automatically attached to a managers'/volunteer's USAH number.
3. Obtain a Mid-Am background screening.
Safe Sport – Did you know? On February 14, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017 (the “Act”). The Act includes amendments to the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (“VCAA”) (34 U.S.C. §20341) and “Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act” (36 U.S.C. §220501 et. seq.). Amended 34 U.S.C. §20341(c)(9), under the VCAA, includes the phrase “covered individual” to mean “an adult who is authorized, by a national governing body, a member of a national governing body, or an amateur sports organization that participates in interstate or international amateur athletic competition, to interact with a minor or amateur athlete at an amateur sports organization facility or at any event sanctioned by a national governing body, a member of a national governing body, or such an amateur sports organization. Youth hockey coaches, managers and volunteers who interact with players fall within definition of “covered individual.Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. §20341(a)(2), “a covered individual who learns of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, shall” report the abuse within twenty-four (24) hours to law enforcement. Failure to report subjects a covered individual to a fine and imprisonment of up to one (1) year under 18 U.S.C. §2258. Also, under the Act, the U.S. Center for SafeSport has been tasked with formulating SafeSport policies.
Screening – Screening will continue to be required of any adult who has “access” to minor aged hockey players. Screening must be accomplished prior to access to children and must be renewed every two (2) years pursuant to requirements of Safe Sport. For current screening, to go: www.midamhockeyscreen.com and follow the prompts. See website for additional information.
The Cincinnati Swords are very excited to announce our new and newly revised 2018-19 programs. Here are Word and PDF links to all the programs. Please be sure to read the overall tryout instructions as well as any programs applicable to your player(s).
Beginning this year for the 2017-18 season, all skaters, at least one parent and all coaches (head, assistant, on-ice helpers) must comply with OH Senate Bill 252 (Lindsay’s Law). Below is general information about the bill and the requirements. Even if you do not live in Ohio, if you are participating on a Swords team, you must complete the requirements.
Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes
What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.
Who is Lindsay?
Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.
"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."
In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:
If you have not participated in the past but would like to details on the program and how to enroll are listed below.
The Cincinnati Swords is enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program for the upcoming year and are pleased to offer ALL members the opportunity to participate. You must register your Kroger Plus Card Number online and select Queen City Hockey Association (NPO Number TT350) as your participating organization (see detailed instructions below). Once you are registered, you only need to use your Kroger Plus card and you will accumulate rewards. Quarterly, Kroger will distribute $1,000,000 to all participating organizations based on their percentage of spending. Our allocation of the Kroger funds is outlined below.
We hope that all Swords families will participate to help offset their hockey costs. If you have any questions, please email Melanie Luft at
. You must register with the NPO number TT350; old CAHA or Queen City team participation numbers are void.
DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS:
The Kroger Co. will distribute funds on a quarterly basis with statements and donations being sent on or before September 15, December 15, March 15 and June 15.
Families will need to provide an email copy of Kroger funds earned each quarter and funds will be applied directly to a skater's program. Funds can be used for any Swords or Sabres online registration. Your friends and family may also sign up on your behalf but will need to provide the necessary information to us each quarter for you to receive credit.
If a skater’s family decides to no longer participate with Queen City Hockey Association and has outstanding funds, all funds will be allocated to the general fund as we are not allowed to distribution funds to individuals and all funds must be used for our organization’s purpose which is youth hockey. Funds can be held for up to four cycles. After that, any unused funds will be transferred to the general fund.
Already a Kroger Community Rewards Participant?
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com
Click on “Sign In” and log into your account
Under Community Rewards click Re-enroll and enter Queen City Hockey Association in the Search bar
Be sure to select Queen City Hockey Association TT350 and click Enroll at the bottom
New to the Kroger Community Rewards Program and have a Kroger Plus Card?
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com
Click “Create An Account”
Enter your email address and create a password
Enter your Store Preference (be sure to do this)
Enter your Kroger Plus Number or Alternate ID
Click Enter – this creates a general account and then you need to sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards outlined above.
New to the Kroger Community Rewards Program and do NOT have a Kroger Plus Card?
You must obtain a Kroger Plus Card at your local Kroger Store and then complete the steps above.