The Ottawa 67's Booster Club was founded during the 1990-91 hockey season to help support the players. The main purpose of the club is to help bridge the gap between the players and the fans and to lend our help and support to the players as needed.
The Booster Club is a fan tradition, each year growing in membership. Our total membership for 2000-2001 reached an all time high of 604 members. We have a membership base, which includes adults as well as our Junior Booster Club for kids 14 and under. Booster Club members get discounts on bus trips, banquets, some local restaurants, 67's Souvenir stores, as well as being entered into our numerous game day prizes which are generously donated by local companies throughout the region. Junior Booster Club members receive a Birthday Card signed by their favourite player as well as the opportunity to skate with the players.
Numerous activities are done throughout the season to raise money, which in turn goes back to the players through various ways, such as the gifts at the banquet at Christmas and the Awards Banquet in March. We have also purchased items such as a glove dryer, work out station, foosball table to mention a few. During the holidays such as Easter, Valentine's Day and Halloween, a package containing a movie pass and seasonal treats are also given to each player.
The Christmas and Awards Banquets allow the fans to dine with the players, get pictures taken with their favourite player, autographs and of course a chance to chat with the players one on one.
The Booster Club is made up of 5 volunteers on the Executive as well as members who help out at Gates 2 & 4 during the game and at other Booster Club events throughout the season.
We have also chosen charities throughout the years in which we donate to and also volunteer our time to `man the phones' at various telethons, such as the Canadian Cancer Society, CHEO, Ottawa Heart Institute.
The Booster Club also tries to maintain a connection with the Parents of the Players by forwarding them newsclippings from the local papers, each newsletter as well as any pictures that we receive of their son.
As we head into our next decade, the Ottawa 67's Booster Club looks forward to maintaining our membership base, allowing the players and fans to get to know each other a little better and supporting the players both on and off the ice!