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NHL’s Seattle Kraken to help Save Seawolf Hockey effort

SAVE SEAWOLF HOCKEY GOT A BOOST THIS WEEK WHEN THE NEW NHL TEAM IN SEATTLE ANNOUNCED A SIZABLE MONETARY DONATION TO THE EFFORT.

THE SEATTLE KRAKEN IS GIVING 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE SEAWOLF GROUP, AND EXTENDED A CHALLENGE FOR OTHER BUSINESSES TO DO THE SAME.

UAA HOCKEY IS FACING A DEADLINE NEXT MONTH OF HAVING TO COME UP WITH 3 MILLION DOLLARS…1.5 MILLION IN CASH AND ANOTHER 1.5 IN PLEDGES IN ORDER FOR THE PROGRAM TO CONTINUE. UAA HOCKEY WAS RECOMMENDED BY FORMER UAA CHANCELLOR CATHY SANDEEN AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR GREG MYFORD TO BE ELIMINATED IN BUDGET CUTS TO ATHLETICS. THE UA BOARD OF REGENTS GAVE HOCKEY, GYMNASTICS AND SKIING AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE IF THEY RAISED TWO SEASON’S WORTH OF EXPENSES. SKIING HAS ALREADY MET THEIR NUMBER, AND HAS BEEN REINSTATED.

THE SEATTLE DONATION IS FOR 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS THIS YEAR AND ANOTHER 50 THOUSAND NEXT YEAR. THE KRAKEN WILL BEGIN PLAY NEXT SEASON. IT’S EXPECTED THAT THEY’LL GET A BIG FOLLOWING HERE IN ALASKA.

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