Jr. Everblades families, our Ad Program forms are now updated on the website for the 2015-2016 hockey season. For those of you who are new to our organization; ad sales in our annual program book, on our website, or on dasher boards in our recreation rinks is an excellent way to offset some of your Jr. Everblades hockey fees. We have print ad spaces available at many different sizes and price points.
For each ad sold, 50% of the profits will be applied directly towards your player's account! Yes, we do have some families who have been able to cover their entire hockey tuition with ad sales! This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with our local businesses, get their name out to our families, and earn some money for your player. Ad sales questions can be sent to Kim Shepard at
For those families who sold ad last season, you will have until July 13th, 2015 to secure renewal for those ads for the upcoming season. If we don't hear from you by that date, we will allow other families to contact these business to try to obtain a renewal. September 14th, 2015 is our submission deadline for ALL new ad sales. This will ensure that we have plenty of time for our printer to format all ad artwork with our Jr. Everblades team photos.
Over the past 30 days or so, the Board of Directors has conducted an extensive search to find a new Hockey Director who may build on the organization’s success and to continue our vision of establishing the Junior Everblades as one of the premier youth hockey organizations in the country. In total, the organization received over 50 resumes from candidates all over the US and Canada with significant hockey experience at all levels including the NHL. After navigating a rigorous selection process and passionate discussion about each candidate, the Selection Committee was able to narrow the field to two finalists, one internal candidate and one external, for presentation to the Board of Directors for a final decision.
It is with great pleasure and excitement that the Board welcomes Jim Brown as the next Hockey Director for the Junior Everblades. As you may know, ‘Jimmy’ has been coaching with the Junior Everblades since 2005 and most recently coached the JEB Squirt AA Team to a SAHOF State Championship this past season. He played hockey professionally for 11 years in the AHL, ECHL & 2 years in Europe after playing 4 years of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). As our new Hockey Director, Jimmy will be committed to the skill development of all JEB players and to building a hockey culture that is fun, fosters a strong work ethic, and teaches life skills to all players.
We want to thank the membership for their patience through the selection process. I would also like to personally express my sincere appreciation to the Selection Committee for their tireless hours involved with sifting through dozens of resumes, interviewing candidates, and eventually determining our new Hockey Director. Your service to the organization these past 30 days or so is commendable.
We encourage you to say hello and introduce yourself to Jimmy this week at our 2015-2016 Season Tryouts!
On Saturday, June 6th we have arranged a fund raising golf tournament for the Junior Everblades Hockey Association. The event will be held at the Stoneybrook Golf Club in Estero and is scheduled for a 1:00 pm shotgun start. The competitive format will be a four-person scramble.
This single event has the potential to raise nearly ¾ of the total of last year’s entire fund raising budget.Unlike other JEB fund raising events, there is no obligation from the parents and participation is entirelyvoluntary. Conducting this event will be a huge undertaking and we are seeking your help.
As the Tournament Chairman, we are seeking volunteers to assist with the event. If you would like to assist, participation may be as little or as involved as you wouldlike. Please reply with your name and contact information and a representative will contact you with moredetails.
The following sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Karl Bublitz if you are interested in becoming and event sponsor.
Title Sponsor Opportunity - $1,000
Title Sponsor will have a headliner position for all marketing materials used to promote the event. They will also have a banner at the golf tournament and party to follow the tournament. We are also working on a package for the title sponsor that would include some attractive golf and dining opportunities.
Hole Sponsor (1) - $400
The Hole Sponsor (1) gets a foursome in the event along with a hole-sign advertising their business or organization.
Hole Sponsor (2) - $100
The Hole Sponsor (2) gets a hole-sign advertising their business or organization.