Ice Hockey

Hockey Reverse Raffle, Banquet Set For April 1 & 2

Pond Club President Mike Merchant

Pond Club President Mike Merchant

March 16, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. -

The UMass hockey team and the UMass Hockey Pond Club invite fans and friends of the program to sign-up today for the annual Reverse Raffle and Team Banquet which are scheduled for April 1st & 2nd. The Reverse Raffle will be on Friday, April 1st in the Campus Center Marriott Room (11th Floor), while the Banquet will be on Saturday, April 2nd in the Campus Center Amherst Room (10th Floor).

To sign-up for either event or both, please call the UMass Hockey Office at 413-545-5175 or download and return the forms below.


Dear Friend of UMass Hockey:

The UMass Hockey Pond Club would like to invite you to our seventh annual Reverse Raffle on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. The raffle social will be held on the University campus. Please join us and bring a guest for an evening of socializing, entertainment, an open bar (beer, wine, and soda), an all you can eat hors d’oeuvres bar, and of course the Reverse Raffle all inclusive for $115.00.

Our Reverse Raffle last year was a huge success. The food was great, the evening was very entertaining, and everyone attending had a great evening. And we can’t overlook the lucky $ 4,999 prize-winners! Our goal was to make this annual event more than just a fundraiser by having the Reverse Raffle become the social event of the hockey season and serve as a way to bring our alumni, Pond Club members, parents, and friends together for an evening of fun. Please plan on joining us and making this event a success.



Here is how the Reverse Raffle works. Each ticket number (1 to 175) will have a corresponding ping-pong ball entered into a raffle drum. Balls will be drawn from the raffle drum throughout the evening until one ball remains. The holder of this lucky numbered ping-pong ball will claim the $ 4,999 Grand Prize. Additionally, during the evening there will be other miscellaneous prizes given out during the countdown to the final number.

Please join us in supporting UMass Hockey with a night out with a guest, unlimited hors d’oeuvres, open bar, entertainment, and of course your chance to win the $4,999 Grand Prize.

To purchase your ticket please fill out the Reverse side and make out a check payable to: The Pond Club. Return the reverse information and check to: UMass Hockey Office, 307 Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Requests will be honored for specific numbers on a first come first served basis. You will be sent a confirmation along with your ticket # prior to raffle. You do not need to be present to win the Grand Prize but you do need to be present to win any of the miscellaneous prizes given out during the evening.

Thank you for your support,
April 1st 2011 Evening Schedule:

Mike Merchant 6:30 Social Hour
President 7:30 60 balls drawn
The Pond Club 8:00 60 balls drawn
8:30 30 balls drawn
8:45 15 balls drawn
9:00 Final 10 balls drawn



Dear Member of UMass Hockey Family:


You are cordially invited to attend our annual post-season banquet.  This event honors our seniors, as well as the achievements of all of our players over the past season.  Please join us in celebrating UMass Hockey’s accomplishments:


  • Saturday, April 2, 2011 with a reception at 11:00am
  • Luncheon Buffet will begin at 12:00pm
  • Cost is $35 per person
  • Campus Center, Amherst Room (10th Floor)


Please RSVP no later than Friday, March 25, 2011 as seating is limited.  We hope to see you at the Campus Center as we commemorate the 2010-2011 Ice Hockey season and our student-athletes.


Don “Toot” Cahoon

Dennis “Red” Gendron

Len Quesnelle


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