Welcome to our family. We intentionally avoid using the word "team" to describe our organization as it does not do justice to the camaraderie, selflessness, and devotion of those involved in our events. Unfortunately, the pandemic has brought us to a halt, even ending 27 consecutive years of our oldest event, the Admiral's Cup Ball Hockey Tournament in Rhode Island. Even without rinks open, we've found ways to make an impact. If you look close, our jersey stripes feature subdued names of 100+ fallen Coast Guard members. As a way of honoring the fallen, we are donating a portion of our web store's proceeds as part of our partnership with Coast Guard Mutual Assistance and the "Score with CGMA" campaign, which we hope to build upon as the world slowly reopens.
The Coast Guard Hockey Organization is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to support members of the Coast Guard, past and present, their families, and the communities they serve through the sport of hockey. Since 2015, Coast Guard Hockey has put sticks in the hands of over 700 members of the Coast Guard family. Most importantly, we have helped raise over $1,000,000 for numerous national and local charities through the events it has participated in and coordinated.
Our participants typically travel worldwide to represent our organization in various military, first responder, and charity-affiliated ice, ball, and roller hockey tournaments. We liaise with local professional, amateur, and public service teams and nonprofit associations to raise funds and awareness for initiatives that mean something to our military and local communities. In the end, many go back to carrying out the work of the world's premier maritime service with the bruises, stitches, and memories earned in the heat of battle. We live by the Coast Guard Hockey core values of "Community, Sportsmanship, and Tradition."
Volunteer With CGHO
We are always looking for volunteers to help out with a number of initiatives on an as-available basis. Coast Guard affiliation and hockey experience are not required, just the drive to support servicemembers, their families, and the communities in which they serve!
While this are unpaid positions, we offer as many perks as we can to support the individuals that help us go! Please reach out for any questions!