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2012 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award An Award Of The USA Hockey Foundation Saturday, March 17, 2012 Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods 231 East Superior St.

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1 2012 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award An Award Of The USA Hockey Foundation Saturday, March 17, 2012 Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods 231 East Superior St. Duluth, MN 55802

2 About Patty Kazmaier A gifted scholar-athlete, Patty Kazmaier was a four-year varsity ice hockey letter- winner at Princeton where she anchored the defense and led the Tigers to the Ivy League Championship in three consecutive seasons ( through ), while earning multiple league honors. Athletic excellence ran in the Kazmaier family, as her sister, Kathy, played college ice hockey at the University of New Hampshire and her father, Dick Kazmaier, a graduate of Princeton University, won the Heisman Trophy in 1951, beating out Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford. A gifted scholar-athlete, Patty battled a rare blood disease for more than a year before passing away in 1990 at the age of 28. A loving mother and wife, she left behind her husband, Mark J. Sandt and an infant daughter, Serena. Patty Kazmaier represented the spirit, character and excellence, both on and off the ice, upon which this award is based. A truly exceptional individual, Patty Kazmaiers achievements in life and in sport will serve as an inspiration for all women who play ice hockey now and in the future.

3 About The Award The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award annually recognizes the accomplishments of the most outstanding player in NCAA Division I womens ice hockey. Selection criteria include outstanding individual and team skills, sportsmanship, performance in the clutch, personal character, competitiveness and a love of hockey. Consideration is also given to academic achievement and civic involvement. The award is presented on a yearly basis at an award ceremony held in conjunction with the NCAA Womens Frozen Four. The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is an award of The USA Hockey Foundation, a charitable and educational nonprofit corporation that provides long-range financial support for USA Hockey and promotes the growth of hockey in the United States.

4 1998 Brandy Fisher: University of New Hampshire 1999 A.J. Mleczko: Harvard University 2000 Ali Brewer: Brown University 2001 Jennifer Botterill: Harvard University 2002 Brooke Whitney: Northeastern University 2003 Jennifer Botterill: Harvard University 2004 Angela Ruggiero: Harvard University 2005 Krissy Wendell: University of Minnesota 2006 Sara Bauer: University of Wisconsin 2007 Julie Chu: Harvard University 2008 Sarah Vaillancourt: Harvard University 2009 Jessie Vetter: University of Wisconsin 2010 Vicki Bendus: Mercyhurst College 2011 Meghan Duggan: University of Wisconsin Past Recipients

5 Girls/womens hockey is one of the fastest growing segments of the sport and it has gained considerable popularity in the last decade. USA Hockey officially started its girls and womens program in , when 6,336 female ice hockey players registered with the organization. At the conclusion of the membership season, that number has grown close to 66,000. On the college level, there are 86 NCAA-sanctioned teams competing in , including 34 at the Division I level. Recognizing the growth in the womens game, the NCAA began a championship program for womens ice hockey in In addition, non-varsity college programs are sprouting up all over the country, with 51 teams in two divisions of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Internationally, womens ice hockey gained a world championship in 1990, then became an Olympic sport in Since then, Team USA has captured a medal at all 13 world championships and four Olympics, including world titles in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011, and Olympic gold in In addition, 2008 marked the first-ever world championship at the womens U18 level, and the United States captured world titles in two of the first three events (2008 & 2009). A Snapshot of Womens Hockey

6 Benefactor 2 Available Table of 10 for the award ceremony in preferred location Table of 10 for donation to a local youth hockey team Designation as benefactor sponsor on event signage Organization/individual designation as a benefactor in event program Full-page ad in event program Ad on PattyKaz.com (170x35 pixels) Recognition in Kaz Connection e-newsletters Three newsletters with approximately 75,000 recipients per newsletter Acknowledgement by Master of Ceremonies from podium during the ceremony Investment: $3,500

7 Gold Sponsor 3 Available Designation as sponsor of one of the NCAA Womens Frozen Four participating teams Four seats at the award ceremony Acknowledgment as gold sponsor on event signage Organization/individual designation as a gold sponsor in event program Half-page ad in event program Ad on PattyKaz.com (170x35 pixels) Recognition in Kaz Connection e-newsletters Three newsletters with approximately 75,000 recipients per newsletter Investment: $2,500

8 Silver Sponsor Two seats at the award ceremony Acknowledgment as silver sponsor on event signage Organization/individual designation as a silver sponsor in event program Half-page ad in event program Sponsor designation on PattyKaz.com Recognition in Kaz Connection e-newsletters Three newsletters with approximately 75,000 recipients per newsletter Investment: $1,000

9 Bronze Sponsor Two seats at the award ceremony Acknowledgment as bronze sponsor on event signage Organization/individual designation as a bronze sponsor in event program Sponsor designation on PattyKaz.com Recognition in Kaz Connection e-newsletters Three newsletters with approximately 75,000 recipients per newsletter Investment: $500

10 Program Ad Support Full-Page Color Ad Investment: $500 Half-Page Color Ad Investment: 250 Specifications: CMYK 1/8 bleed on all sides High resolution PDF, Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop files accepted. Convert all fonts to outlines or include fonts as necessary. Please contact Courtney Welch at for ad submission deadline.

11 Sponsorship Service & Sales Support USA Hockey, in conjunction with the 2012 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Awards local organizing committee, will be responsible for the overall servicing of the sponsorships, with USA Hockey serving as the lead interface. Each sponsor will receive a pre-event servicing document which outlines the sponsors deliverables and a direct line of access back to USA Hockey. Contact Information:Courtney Welch USA Hockey Manager, Communications & Social Media Kevin Couture USA Hockey Manager, Events


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