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.
For skaters and at least one parent, once you have completed the requirements, please log into the Swords website at www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side. You will see a registration entitled “LINDSAY’S LAW PARENT/ATHLETE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT”. Please complete this registration so you can continue to participate in all team activities. You should be able to compqelete one registration for all the skaters in your family.
For all coaches (head, assistant, on-ice helpers), once you have completed the requirements, please log into the Swords website at www.swordshockey.com and click on “Register Online” on the left-hand side. You will see a registration entitled “LINDSAY’S LAW COACHES ACKNOWLEDGEMENT”. Please complete this registration so you can continue to participate in all team activities. NOTE: IF YOU COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AS A PARENT, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLETE THE COACHES REGISTRATION.
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:
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON
WHY BE A SWORDS SPONSOR?
Cincinnati Swords is the largest youth hockey program in the area, which will allow numerous opportunities for your company logo to be seen throughout the tri-state. By becoming a Swords sponsor you will automatically get your logo on a banner in the lobby of SportsPlus in Evendale, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati), where our home ice is located. So not only will the Swords hockey families and opposing team families see your logo but several other organizations utilizing or visiting the facility will see your logo as well. Currently SportsPlus is home to Adult Hockey, Sled Hockey, Figure Skating, Broomball, Curling and Inline Hockey clubs/leagues as well as the Zip City indoor trampoline, zipline and climbing park. In addition to getting exposure to those organizations, SportsPlus is also host to hockey, basketball and volleyball tournaments, figure skating competitions and other various events throughout the year, which will give your business even more exposure through your investment in Cincinnati Swords hockey.
APPLICABLE TO ALL SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:
All funds go to our association for program use.
Sponsorship runs the entire hockey season through the end of the summer following the season.
Single donation of $5,000 or more in a single hockey season. Based on the donation amount the Swords Director of Marketing will work with the sponsor to put together a sponsorship package. Included will be one or more of the following:
Sponsor name and logo on all or a portion of a 2’ x 4’ rectangular sponsor panel.
Sponsor name and logo on lower back of MYHL team jerseys.
Sponsor name and logo on website in a stationary sponsor block.
Sponsor name on a banner to be displayed in the Sports Plus Lobby.
Other advertising opportunities as negotiated.
Single donation of $1,000 or more in a single hockey season. Sponsor gets name and logo on all or a portion of a 2’ x 4’ rectangular sponsor panel on the USA or Canada Rink at Sports Plus based on the donation levels shown below. In addition, sponsor name and logo will be featured on our website in a scrolling sponsor block and on a group sponsor banner in the Sports Plus Lobby.
Donation of $1,000
Donation of $1,500
Donation of $2,500 or more
Single donation of $500 or more in a single hockey season. Sponsor gets name and logo on the lower back of jerseys for a MYHL team. If sponsoring a top tier or high school team the logo goes on both the home and away jerseys. In addition, sponsor’s name and logo will be featured on our website in a scrolling sponsor block and on a group sponsor banner in the Sports Plus Lobby. The following options are available for jersey sponsorships.
MYHL Top Tier Team*
JV or Varsity High School Team*
Donation of $500
Donation of $750**
Donation of $750**
*If you would like to sponsor more than one team, please contact the Director of Marketing at .
**There are a limited number of teams available for this option.
SWORDS NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES OPENING NIGHT (OCTOBER 14, 2017)
SWORDS NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES – OPENING NIGHT (OCTOBER 14, 2017)
The Cincinnati Swords and the Cincinnati Cyclones are pleased to announce a special evening of fun and hockey for our families. Saturday, October 14 is opening night for the Cyclones. We have been invited to participate and we could not be more pleased.
The Cyclones are offering us discounted tickets PLUS at the conclusion of the game all the Swords players and their families are invited to participate in an open skate on the "big ice" at U.S. Bank Arena. As an added bonus, opening night is also $1 hot dog, pizza, sodas and beer night!
Our Mites will be center ice for the opening ceremonies – what a special honor to kick off their hockey careers! The kids will line the goal line and JD will announce each player and then do Cyclones player introductions.
The Cyclones are providing us with tickets to sell at a reduced cost again this year. Tickets will be available for purchase during the Sale-A-Thon weekend; Saturday August 26 12-4pm and Sunday August 27 8am-4pm at Sports Plus. All tickets will be $11 vs the general admission price of $15-$27.50.
Want to sit with another family or together as a team? Let us know how many tickets you want and we will be sure to put them aside for you. We must sell the tickets in order so we do not have gaps and unsold seats. Pay with cash or have us charge the tickets to your skater's account. If you would like to buy directly from the Cyclones and use a credit card for payment we will have a link up and running closer to Opening Night.
We are so very excited to work with the Cyclones on a family-fun evening for the Swords!
The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program for the 2016-17 year. ALL CURRENT PARTICIPANTS must re-enroll to continue earning community rewards. To re-enroll log into your Kroger account and on the Account Summary page under "Community Rewards" at the bottom you have the option to re-enroll. Please be sure your organization is listed as Queen City Hockey Association and the NPO number is 81074 as there are several Queen City Hockey Association listings. Your re-enrollment period will begin May 1 even if you re-enroll now. This re-enrollment does not have an impact on your 2015-16 account.
If you have not participated in the past but would like to for the 2016-17 season details on the program and how to enroll are listed below.
The Cincinnati Swords have 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 81074) 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
or call 513-407-0222. You must register by May 1 to maximize your benefits. You must register with the NPO number 81074; 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 81074 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.