UAA Hockey kicks off fundraising effort

A fundraising campaign has been launched in an attempt to save UAA’s hockey program. “Save Seawolf Hockey” aims to raise 3 million dollars by February. The money is needed to cover 2 year’s worth of expenses in order to avoid being eliminated by the UA Board of Regents. Earlier this year, UAA officials proposed cutting hockey, downhill skiing and gymnastics as a way to save money in the face of state funding cuts. The proposed cuts would save the school around 2 million dollars per year. So far, 150 thousand dollars has been raised through donations and pledges. The team also got a 250 thousand dollar matching donation from the “Eugene Giza Fund”, meaning each dollar donated up to 250 thousand dollars will be matched with another dollar from the fund.

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