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1st Annual Chad Neiss II Memorial Golf Outing

1st Annual Chad Neiss II Memorial Golf Outing

By Larry P Courville, 06/25/21, 8:45AM EDT


Dear Lancaster Ice Rink Family,


As you may know, the Lancaster County Youth Amateur Hockey League (LCYAHL) is a not-for-profit youth hockey organization founded in 1971 to give local children the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of playing hockey.  As a valued member of our Lancaster Ice Rink Family (LIR) family, we want to share our newest fundraising opportunity with you. 


The 1st Annual Chad Neiss II Memorial Golf Outing benefits the LIR so that it may continue to serve the Lancaster community.  Chad played hockey for the Lancaster Firebirds from 1999 through 2013.  He was a caring person who would go out of his way to help anyone.  Tragically, Chad lost his battle with the plague of addiction in 2020.  The Chad Neiss II Memorial Scholarship Fund has been set up to honor his memory and to give financial assistance to children in need, so they can play youth hockey for the Firebirds and enjoy the game that Chad loved so much.  Ten percent of the proceeds from the golf outing bearing his name will be allocated to the scholarship fund with the remainder directly supporting the rink.


At almost 27 years old, the LIR is now in need of significant capital equipment replacement and upgrades if it is to continue serving the greater Lancaster community.  This year alone, we must replace the ice-making plant (chiller) to continue operation.  As we did in 1994, we are reaching out to local businesses as well as our membership for your generous support to continue operation of the LIR for the benefit of our local community.


Our goal is to provide the high level of service you have come to expect, much of which is achieved via fundraising.  The 1st Annual Chad Neiss II Memorial Golf Outing has a wide array of business sponsorship opportunities.  We hope you will participate in our 1st annual golf outing so that the LIR can continue to serve the local community.  In addition to playing, please let us know if you have any potential businesses we can reach out to regarding sponsorships.  If you have questions or leads for potential sponsorships, please contact Josh Burke, 908.938.0479 or email,


Let’s keep Lancaster skating!





            Mark Cheyney                                      Chad and Dana Neiss

            President                                                 Co-Directors

            LCYAHL                                                    Chad Neiss II Memorial Scholarship Fund