USA Field Hockey Initiates Disaster Relief Fund for Japan

March 15, 2011, 6:06 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. - The recent earthquake and tsunami has resulted in substantial death, destruction, and suffering to our allies and good friends in Japan. There is much to be done in the relief effort, and it is beyond the capability of Japan alone.

USA Field Hockey working alongside and the American Red Cross (ARC) has established a link for you to contribute directly to the American Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief Fund. USA Field Hockey will donate $2,000 to this effort and are hopeful you will donate what you can to help us achieve a fundraising goal of $5,000. All donations are tax-deductible and will service a legitimate humanitarian need. Click here to donate.

The Japan Women’s National Field Hockey team is currently ranked ninth in the world and will be coming to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, April 21-30 for a five game series against the USA Women’s National Team. Entry to all matches are free. The schedule for the games is as follows, with all times listed in local PST.

  • Saturday, April 23 at 2pm
  • Sunday, April 24 at 2pm
  • Tuesday, April 26 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, April 27 at 2pm
  • Friday, April 29 at 2pm

On Saturday, April 23, USA Field Hockey will present a check in the sum of the amount donated to the American Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief Fund to the Japan Field Hockey Team.

For media inquiries, please contact Ashley Meunier, USA Field Hockey Communications Manager, at, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding USA Field Hockey can be found online by visiting