This note is being sent to the 26,912 Members of the NHL Fansí Association.
The 2004-05 NHL hockey season has been lost, but our advocacy efforts on behalf of NHLFA Members are in full swing.
In the past few weeks, we have conducted numerous media interviews to voice our collective displeasure with the CBA negotiations. In the coming weeks, we will solicit your opinions on matters related to the return of NHL
We are very pleased to announce the release of a 30 second public service announcement (PSA) that is being circulated to the media today. Hopefully, television stations will broadcast the spot and more fans will join our
ranks. The PSA was created (gratis to the NHLFA) by a group of hockey fans from Toronto, led by David Daga. Spy Films of Toronto also donated production time. We encourage you to view the commercial by visiting
www.nhlfa.com/psa and to consider sending the link to as many of your friends and colleagues as possible. The commercial depicts a lone man in a hockey arena walking on the ice. When he gets to centre ice, he bends to one knee and begins chipping at the blue circle with an ice pick. We watch as he uncovers what he came for. He steels the loonie buried beneath ice - a tradition Canadians began at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. The title card asks the viewer: "When did hockey come to this?"
We are in the process of building a better back-end structure for our Web site. The new site will allow us to more easily and economically distribute news and polls to our Members. It will have an improved bulletin board and secure, self-management tool for each Memberís profile. Stay tuned...
We continue to solicit sponsors to support the Association. Please encourage business owners to support the fans of the game. We have sponsorship opportunities starting at $2000. Interested prospective sponsors should contact Jim Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are less than 100 people shy of the 27,000 mark. Please encourage your friends to join the NHLFA today (www.nhlfa.com/send.asp)
Finally, we encourage you to make a small donation to the NHLFA. If you are able to contribute some money, please use our PayPal account at www.nhlfa.com/2don8.asp or mail a cheque to
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