Financial Assistance


SYHA’s assistance is focused on supporting players who have constraints in fulfilling the financial needs to begin to play or to continue to play hockey, such us equipment, season team costs, and summer clinics/camps. SYHA provides the financial assistance directly to the youth player’s association, equipment partners, and other vendors; other costs associated with a typical season may be covered and will be at the discretion of SYHA’s Board of Directors and based on available funding.

Financial assistance requests will be evaluated based on need and available funds. To apply, please email the following to

  • Download and complete the SYHA Grant Application Form from below
  • A copy of your scholarship application to your home association; if you have not yet applied for the scholarship program through your association, please do so first – unless your SYHA request is for non-season/association fees
  • Summary page of your most recent tax return (showing name, tax year, and AGI; please redact any information you feel is not necessary for evaluation, such as your SSN)

Additional Resources

Bobby Skinner Memorial Youth Hockey Fund

SYHA is proud to partner with the Bobby Skinner Memorial Youth Hockey Fund for families to find additional financial assistance for obtaining access to hockey for their kids. Bobby Skinner was a former Seattle Totems captain and Boise State player who was taken from us much too soon; this Fund was set up by his parents to help keep Bobby’s spirit alive.

The Bobby Skinner Memorial Youth Hockey Fund will provide grants for candidates who demonstrate any life challenges and adversity or a lack of necessary resources to participate in near-by youth hockey programs. The Fund partners with local 501(c)3 organizations dedicated to hockey serving youth (such as SYHA), and will direct grants through these partner organizations that are a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 organization. The Fund is not able to provide grants to individual students or applicants.

The Fund accepts grant requests throughout the year and will review them periodically. Successful applicants will be notified upon decision. To apply to the Bobby Skinner Memorial Youth Hockey Fund, please submit a brief one-page application to For all other inquiries related to the Bobby Skinner Memorial Youth Hockey Fund, please contact