These are being posted in anticipation of rinks in our being able to be open soon. There is no open date yet - stay tuned. (Wings West will NOT open until the Governor issues the order(s) stating that rinks are allowed to be open. While we have heard of some rinks in/around our state being open - even in limited/invitation only capacities - the Governor's current orders do not allow rinks to be open unless those areas are in Phase 5 per our Governor.)
Our Annual Member meeting (2019-20 members) has been rescheduled for August 17th where Board Member elections will take place (in-person voting only). There are six positions available.
Current members running for reelection are:
Grant Ball, Jon Bryan, Sara Dana, Pat Ferschweiler, Brianne Timpe
New applicants are:
Frank Barber, Dave Golub, Joe Wolf
We would LOVE to feature our KOHA family in our #weAREkoha series! Take a video (holding your phone horizontally) saying "we are koha" and "Attitude. Respect. Effort." and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on our website, social sites and eblasts!
The Sawyer Baliff Memorial Scholarship will provide merit based scholarship(s) that the honoree can apply to their KOHA fees the following season.
The recipient of Sawyer’s scholarship will be the type of child that represents the type of player, teammate and person Sawyer was and how he is remembered.
He or she will have exhibited sportsmanship throughout the season, strength for teammates when needed, good character, and a smile.
The intent of this scholarship is to recognize those kids who have shown that they have the HEART to work, and compassion for those around them, just like Sawyer!
The Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association (KOHA), established in 1965, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide every boy and girl in southwest Michigan the opportunity to enjoy at excel at the game of hockey.
KOHA's vision is to be a regional destination and national leader for youth hockey. From Learn To Skate through high school-aged players, KOHA has programs for everyone! KOHA is proud to be one of USA Hockey's original Model Associations, and continues to forge new partnerships to provide our players with the best development opportunities.