MASON CITY — Mason City Youth Hockey today kicked off their campaign seeking contributions to be used for the new multi-purpose arena being constructed as part of the River City Renaissance project.

Mason City Youth Hockey Association board vice president Jennifer Honn says they’ve committed as part of the project a $1.5 million contribution, and now they are looking for community support to help achieve that goal.  “The $1.5 million is going towards the ice equipment, to the boards, the glass, all of the things that we need to make the arena a hockey arena.”

Honn says those wishing to make a contribution as part of the capital campaign can head to the Youth Hockey Association’s website.  “There is a ‘contact us’ email within that, so if somebody would like us to reach out to them and go over our fundraising packet with them, we’ll be more than happy to do that.”

Honn says progress on the arena construction appears to be staying on schedule.   “We were actually in there last night. We as the board walked through and it was super exciting just to see the progress and all of the hard work that people in the community have put together to get the project to where it is now.”

Mason City Youth Hockey also announced that MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center is one of their initial partners for the capital campaign.

Click here to take you to the Mason City Youth Hockey website.