Tribe Hockey Booster Club

Limited funding from the University leaves Tribe Hockey players with the considerable responsibility to self-fund the team’s annual operating budget of $25,000. The Royal Blueliner Society, Inc. - the team's booster club - was formed in 2011 by alumni as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to help ease this financial burden as well as jump-start an effort to engage Tribe Hockey alumni and the William & Mary community.

The club also focuses on marketing and new media projects as well one-time purchases from practice jerseys and socks to team apparel. In addition, the club organizes an annual alumni homecoming game, Northern Virginia alumni dinner and end of season player awards ceremony.

Celebrating the 32nd anniversary of our founding season in 2019, the booster club is committed to ensuring the team is here to stay. See below for instructions on how to make a donation to the team. For more information, please contact Will Payne.

Giving via the Booster Club

Your tax-deductible donation to the Royal Blueliner Society, Inc. (Tax ID: 45-3100609) will help make this special anniversary one of many more to come. The Royal Blueliner Society also accepts personal and corporate checks as well as secure online donations with PayPal. Checks may be mailed to: Royal Blueliner Society, Inc., 10213 Raintree Commons Lane, Henrico, VA 23238.

Giving via William & Mary

All pledges and gifts made to William & Mary can be designated however you wish. Please keep Tribe Hockey in mind when you are asked to make a gift to one of the various fundraising programs, including: direct mail and email marketing efforts, the Student Phonathon, Reunion Giving, or the Parents Fund.

You will need to specify that the gift be designated to the “Ice Hockey Team” in the “W&M Sports Clubs” fund. Otherwise, it will not be counted. Follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Visit William & Mary's GIVE NOW site

  2. Enter your gift amount

  3. In the "I want to support" box, select: "Other (0000) — Please list comment field"

  4. In the comments section, type: "designate to Campus Recreation — Ice Hockey Club (4352)"