Blueline Club

Instructions

Each year we assist wherever needed to defray some of the boys and girls high school hockey expenses not covered by an already bare-bones budget. The Blue Line Club is a non-profit organization established in 1989 to support Beloit Memorial Hockey by providing extra funds for equipment, supplies, and ice time.

MEMBERSHIP

Who can become a member of the BLC of Beloit?

Membership is open to anyone regardless of age, gender, race, or previous association with hockey.


When are the meetings?

Our annual meeting is scheduled in May. We have a Board of Directors that attend six regularly scheduled meetings, October through April.


How can I become a member?

Please download the form below and mail completed form, with payment (details on form) to P.O. Box 92, Beloit, WI 53512-0092. 

Benefits of Membership include exclusive use of the heated "Blue Line Room" in the Edwards Ice Arena mezzanine for watching home games as well as enjoying complimentary coffee, cider and snacks. 


We have individual memberships, family memberships, and corporate memberships.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The sport of ice hockey has been played in Beloit for many years. The sport became organized for youth hockey in 1969 when Jerry Edwards and interested parents at Todd School founded the Beloit Youth Hockey Association. Beloit Memorial High School has been participating in the sport of Ice Hockey beginning in 1971. Practices were at various locations including; the City Lagoon at Riverside Park, Roosevelt school, and the curling rink at the Wagon Wheel in Rockton, IL. Games were held at the Wagon Wheel Rink and at times at the rink in Janesville. In the 70’s an outside rink was set up at the high school and at Telfer Park. The condition of the outside ice was always unpredictable. The weather was at times too warm and the teams had off-ice training, or the weather could be -20 degrees below zero and frigid. In 1981 Beloit Memorial High School finished as the State Runner-up in hockey. In 1982, the BYHA built a hockey facility at Telfer Park through private funding and volunteer labor. Then BYHA donated the facility to the City. The City and BMHS reached an agreement by which hours for use between City and School District owned facilities were exchanged, thereby providing ice time to the high school hockey team. The Blue Line Club of Beloit was founded in the fall of 1989, following the successful 1988-89 season when a BMHS team finished with a State Runner-up title, under Coach Dave Witting. The Charter membership and Board of Directors included: Dr. David Criswell, Dr. Brad Eneix, Charles Harker, Robert Hood and Bill Schwebke.


The objectives of the Blue Line Club of Beloit are to promote the sport of ice hockey at Beloit Memorial High School (BMHS) and the Stateline area while working in close association with the Beloit Youth Hockey Association, Inc. (BYHA) in the realization of their goals and objectives. The Blue Line Club shall:


a. Support safety in the sport of ice hockey through financially aiding families of hockey players in the purchase of protective equipment.


b. Promote the sport of ice hockey in the media and through volunteer services for ice hockey related functions, by increasing community awareness of, and participation in, BLC activities through community wide events.


c. Be organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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