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10 on the fly USA HOCKEY PEOPLE & PROGRAMS PHOTOS COURTESY OF Liberty Mutual Insurance; Miller Family SEPTEMBER. 2015 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM Liberty Mutual Insurance Declares September 'Sportsmanship Month' Hockey and birds aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence. Lily Miller is determined to change that. In second grade, Lily and some of her 9-year-old class- mates staged a craft fair to raise funds to build a playground. She created fabric "lovebirds" that turned out to be a big hit. Then one day while read- ing "I Am Malala," by Malala Yousafzai, Lily learned that some girls around the world are not able to attend school. That's when the Missoula, Mont., native launched "Lily's Lovebirds," a project where she creates fabric scrap lovebirds to raise money and help girls around the world. Recently, the funds have gone to the region of Nepal that was hit by an earthquake. So far, she has raised more than $3,000 and all of the proceeds go to The Malala F u n d a n d t h e C o n s c i o u s Connections Foundation. After school and hockey practice, where she is the only girl on her Missoula Bruins Squirt select team, Lily cuts and sews lovebirds together along with the help of her sis- ter, Maizy. Occasionally, other classmates help with the cut- ting and stuffing. Lily plans to continue mak- ing these, "until high school or maybe even longer!" She also wants to teach other students how to craft the birds so they, too, can help even more girls around the world. Lily's Lovebirds Help Others Take F L I G H T To learn more about the program and to take the pledge visit PlayPositive.com/Pledge. BY TRISH BRADLE Just in time for back-to-school and back-to-sports, Liberty Mutual Insurance announces September as "Sportsmanship Month" across the country. Throughout the month, Liberty Mutual, through its Play Positive program, will celebrate fair play and teamwork by encouraging coaches and parents to pledge their own commitment to sportsmanship and a positive youth sports environment. On the heels of its recent survey that showed sportsmanship is something many coaches and parents see on the decline among young athletes, Liberty Mutual is poised to use the month to encourage positivity and respect in youth sports. Throughout the month, Liberty Mutual and its sports partners will spread the word about the importance of playing the game the right way, while also encouraging parents and coaches to make a commitment to sportsmanship by taking the Play Positive Pledge. From Aug. 15 to Oct. 15, teams that take the pledge and demonstrate a commitment to honor and respect their sport, teammates, opponents and officials will be eligible for the chance to win one of 10 grants worth $2,500. The Play Positive program offers tools and resources to help athletes, parents and coaches understand the importance of sportsmanship, while having open conversations about positivity and teamwork, and enacting those values on the ice and in the communities. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required by 39 USC 3685) Title of Publication: USA Hockey Magazine. Publication No.: 0001-0188. Frequency of Issue: Monthly August through March, then April/May and June/ July issues. Number of issues published annually: Ten. Annual subscription price: $35.00. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication: USA Hockey, 1775 Bob Johnson Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4090. Complete Mailing Address of the Headquarters of the General Business Offices of the Publisher: USA Hockey, 1775 Bob Johnson Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4090. Full Names and Complete Mailing Address of Publisher, Editor and Managing Editor: (Publisher) USA Hockey, 1775 Bob Johnson Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4090; (Editor) Harry Thompson, USA Hockey 1775 Bob Johnson Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4090; (Managing Editor): None. Owner: USA Hockey, 1775 Bob Johnson Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4090. Known Bondholders, Mortgagees, and Other Securities: None. Extent and Nature of Circulation (Average Number of Copies of Each Issue During Preceding 12 Months listed first, followed by Actual Number of Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date.) Total No. of Copies: 437,613 and 433,195; Mailed Outside- County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541: 434,825 and 430,425; Mailed In-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541: 0 and 0; Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Paid Distribution outside USPS: 0 and 0; Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS: 0 and 0; Total Paid Distribution: 434,825 and 430,425; Free or Nominal Rate Outside-County Copies included on PS form 3541: 0 and 0; Free or Nominal Rate In-County Copies Included on PS Form 3541: 0 and 0; Free or Nominal Rate Copies Mailed at Other Classes Through the USPS: 0 and 0; Free or Nominal Rate Distribution outside the Mail: 2,788 and 2,770; Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: 2,788 and 2,770; Total Distribution: 437,613 and 433,195. Copies Not Distributed: 100 and 100; Total: 437,713 and 433,295; Percent Paid: 99.36% and 99.36%. I certify that the statements made by me are correct and complete: (signed) Harry Thompson.

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