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AMERICAN HEARING IMPAIRED HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC

Goals Beyond Hockey

aka AHIHA Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing   |   Evanston, IL   |  www.ahiha.org
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AMERICAN HEARING IMPAIRED HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC

EIN: 23-7380537


Mission

GOALS BEYOND HOCKEY\nThe American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association instills confidence and self-esteem in deaf and hard of hearing athletes, while building life skills through the game of hockey. AHIHA is supported entirely by contributions from individuals, corporations and organizations. We believe very strongly that our program should impose as little financial burden as possible to those we serve. There are no dues-paying members of the organization and athletes who participate in the annual hockey camp are not assessed a fee for attending. AHIHA operates with an all volunteer staff, many of which return year after year.

Ruling year info

1974

President

Mr. Kevin Delaney

Registrar

Mrs. Karen Wonoski

Main address

9345 N Harding Ave

Evanston, IL 60203 USA

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EIN

23-7380537

Subject area info

Sports

Ice hockey

Adaptive sports

Olympics

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

People with hearing impairments

NTEE code info

Olympics Committees and Related International Competitions (N71)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

AHIHA was established in 1973, by two men who were well known in the Chicago area. They had a large social network they could rely on to support the mission of AHIHA. That was almost 50 years ago when AHIHA consisted of a small group of deaf and hard of hearing athletes. Through the years, AHIHA has grown in size and both men have since passed away. Our largest fundraiser is our annual raffle which helps fund the annual hockey school. We would like to find a corporate sponsor and need to find more ways to generate funds to support our Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as our athletes who participate in the Deaflympics, World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships and the USA Hockey Disabled Festival.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Our flagship program is a seven day summer hockey school that provides the unique opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing hockey players from across the U.S. to skate with their peers and learn from the best coaches in hockey.

Population(s) Served
People with hearing impairments

The Disabled Hockey Festival is held every year, at a different location around the country. AHIHA has been participating in this USA Hockey sponsored event for many years. Our participants include boys and girls, from the ages of 8 through high school. This is a great opportunity for our younger players to represent AHIHA at a national event.

Population(s) Served
People with hearing impairments

The Winter Deaflympics and the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championship games take place in different locations throughout the world every 4 years under the guidelines of the US Deaf Sports Federation and the International Committee for Deaf Sports. The games include several sports including ice hockey. The summer before the scheduled games, open try-outs are usually held during the week of AHIHA's summer hockey school. Many of the participants in AHIHA's program strive to be a member of the US Deaf Ice Hockey Team. It's a great opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing hockey players to represent their country during an international sporting event.

Population(s) Served
People with hearing impairments

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goals Beyond Hockey is our tagline. \n\nOur mission is to instill confidence in deaf and hard of hearing hockey players while building life skills through the game of hockey.

Often times, the player is the only deaf and hard of hearing player on their home team. By offering them an opportunity to spend a week with others like themselves and address their individual needs, the players are able to relax and absorb all of the information we provide and it gives them a renewed sense of confidence when they return home. \n\nThere is no cost for ice time or hockey instruction both on and off the ice for our players who come from across the United States to attend our one week hockey school each year. Many players start out at an early age and return year after year.\n\nWe have an incredible all volunteer staff who provide quality instruction to our players. Sign language interpreters, on ice professional coaches and alumni, off ice conditioning coaches and trainers as well as medical staff to support our athletes. All members of our staff are familiar with the needs of deaf and hard of hearing athletes. \n\nFamily members are encouraged to attend the hockey school as we provide fun activities for everyone through the week. This allows families the opportunity to connect with other parents and siblings as well.\n\nAHIHA is more than just hockey, it becomes a family.

We work with local organizations in the Chicago area to secure ice time, sign language interpreters, etc. Once these individuals and organizations see the happiness the hockey school brings to all the deaf and hard of hearing hockey players. They welcome us each year and want to be a part of AHIHA.\n\nThe volunteers are what make the hockey school happen!

We have seen players who have gone through our program represent the United States as members of the US Deaf Ice Hockey team. They have won gold medals in both the Deaflympics and World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships. \n\nIn 2010 we had enough girls attend the hockey school to start our first women's team. In 2017 they played in their first International competition. We hope to see the women's team included in future Deaflympic events.\n\nOur younger players have also been given the opportunity to participate in the USA Hockey Annual Disabled Festival which is held in various locations throughout the United States. \n\nWe would like to be able to support all of these events for our players as well as continue our annual hockey school.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

AMERICAN HEARING IMPAIRED HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.78

Average of 136.05 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

5.9

Average of 12.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

AMERICAN HEARING IMPAIRED HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of AMERICAN HEARING IMPAIRED HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $6,982 $33,059 $58,100 -$27,800 -$124,975
As % of expenses 2.9% 18.2% 34.7% -13.7% -35.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $2,551 $27,361 $52,402 -$29,068 -$125,461
As % of expenses 1.1% 14.6% 30.2% -14.2% -36.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $244,473 $214,580 $225,707 $175,238 $223,134
Total revenue, % change over prior year 20.4% -12.2% 5.2% -22.4% 27.3%
Program services revenue 6.7% 26.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 81.6% 61.9% 73.4% 67.9% 70.7%
Other revenue 11.7% 11.8% 26.6% 32.1% 29.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $237,490 $181,520 $167,608 $203,038 $348,109
Total expenses, % change over prior year 119.6% -23.6% -7.7% 21.1% 71.5%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 2.7% 4.6% 5.6% 6.9% 13.3%
Occupancy 0.6% 0.7% 1.1% 1.3% 0.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 96.6% 94.3% 93.2% 91.9% 85.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $241,921 $187,218 $173,306 $204,306 $348,595
One month of savings $19,791 $15,127 $13,967 $16,920 $29,009
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $17,095 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $278,807 $202,345 $187,273 $221,226 $377,604

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 10.5 15.9 21.4 16.1 5.9
Months of cash and investments 10.5 15.9 21.4 16.1 5.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.4 11.9 17.0 16.0 5.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $206,845 $240,523 $298,353 $272,676 $169,788
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $17,095 $17,095 $17,095 $17,095 $17,581
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 25.9% 59.3% 92.6% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.3% 0.1% 0.9% 14.8%
Unrestricted net assets $159,508 $186,870 $239,272 $270,204 $144,743
Temporarily restricted net assets $60,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $0 $0
Total net assets $219,509 $246,870 $299,272 $270,204 $144,743

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Mr. Kevin Delaney

Kevin Delaney: President of the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) also known as the\nStan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing\nSkills & Skating Head Coach of TCDP & Chicago Blackhawks Skills Coach\n\nKevin Delaney is in his eighth season with the Blackhawks, specializing in skating and skills development. A lifelong hockey player and coach, he is the founder of Delaney Hockey, one of the top programs in Illinois for developing youth, high school, junior, college and pro hockey talent. Delaney also serves as Director of Player Development for the Chicago Young Americans Tier 1 AAA youth hockey program. \n\nDelaney has held numerous coaching positions at the youth hockey level, earning distinctions with the Loyola Academy girls' team by winning back-to-back state championships in 2003 and 2004. He was named Blackhawk Alumni Billy Reay Coach of the Year in 2005.\n\nHe graduated from Lake Forest College in College in 1992.

Registrar

Karen Wonoski

Karen serves on the Board of Directors, is the Registrar for the program. She is also the team manager for the deaf/hearing impaired team which participates in the annual USA Hockey Disabled Festival. Karen has been known to come up with some interesting fundraising techniques, such as the Pink Flamingo "You've Been Flocked" campaign that helped raise over $3,000 for AHIHA.\n\nKaren has been actively involved with AHIHA since her son, Mike first came to camp ninteen years ago, at the age of 8. Over the years, Mike has won a variety of awards as a member of the AHIHA, including the Thomas White Award for his dedication to the sport of deaf hockey. Mike was selected to the US Deaf Ice Hockey Team for the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Winter Deaflympic teams as well as the 2009, 2013 and 2017 World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships. He has won a Gold medal in both the 2007 16th Winter Deaflympics and the 2017 World Deaf Ice Hockey Championship as well as a Bronze medal at the 2009 World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships in Winnipeg, Canada. \n\nThe AHIHA has provided Mike with so many wonderful experiences and opportunities that she finds it satisfying to give back to such a remarkable organization. Karen volunteers her time to enable other deaf/hearing impaired hockey players and their families to have the experiences that have been bestowed on her family. The AHIHA family will always hold a special place in her heart.\n\nKaren is the proud recipient of the AHIHA "I Love You" Medallion in 2011.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

AMERICAN HEARING IMPAIRED HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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AMERICAN HEARING IMPAIRED HOCKEY ASSOCIATION INC

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Kevin Delaney

Delaney Hockey

Term: 2017 -

Rich Dumas

Karen Gintoli

Joe Gotfryd

Rick McGaughey

Jim Siciliano

Lex Tiahnybik

Karen Wonoski

David Zimmerman

Kevin Delaney

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No