BC Hockey announced September 6, 2012 that the Dodge Caravan Kids Program will be available to all BC Hockey Novice-aged teams for the 2012-2013 season. The partnership with Dodge Chrysler, through their Chrysler Canada and Chrysler Jeep Dodge retailers, will offer sponsorship to minor hockey teams in BC and the Yukon.
The joint effort with BC Hockey will fund Novice house league teams within a 100 kilometer radius of a Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership. The team sponsorship is worth up to $550 per team which can be used at the discretion of the Minor Hockey Association, coach or team manager. The sponsorship funds will be received by teams directly from BC Hockey.
The 2011-2012 saw nearly $40,000 given to teams through the Dodge Caravan Kids Program.
In addition to the sponsorship, Dodge Chrysler retailers will run various programs and contests throughout the season. The last day to apply for the Dodge Caravan Kids Program is November 30, 2012 and registration packages must include the following:
· Contact Information sheet
· Team Photo
· Invoice from the BC Hockey for entire each participating team
The Dodge Caravan Kids Program requires participating Minor Hockey Associations to agree with the following:
· The Dodge Caravan Kids name adopted into their team name (ie. Sunnyside Dodge Caravan Kids, Dodge Chargers)
· Team jerseys must feature the Dodge Caravan Kids sponsor bar
· Teams cannot combine with another sponsor
The goal of Dodge Caravan Kids is to help enrich the game of hockey for participating coaches, players and their families through funding and access to unique hockey experiences and opportunities to novice-level hockey teams across Canada.