Tyler Frederes Memorial Fund, Inc.
10304 W 142nd Street
Overland Park KS 66221
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (706) 614-1752
Mission Statement
The Tyler Frederes Memorial Fund was established in 2013 as a 501©3 not-for-profit whose mission is to develop and enhance the lives of young deserving hockey players by providing resources that educate and build character, encourage teamwork and value-based life lessons through the game of hockey.
CEO/Executive Director Board Chair
Board Chair Mick Frederes
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2015
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer You can donate to the Tyler Frederes Memorial Fund (TFMF) by using a credit card on the TylerFrederes.org website through PayPal. You can also mail a check to the TFMF, 10304 W. 142nd Street, Overland Park, KS 66221. In-kind donations and volunteer opportunities are available. Donors may contact Debby Frederes at 706-614-1752 or info@tylerfrederes.org 
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
The Tyler Frederes Memorial Fund was established in 2013 as a 501©3 not-for-profit whose mission is to develop and enhance the lives of young deserving hockey players by providing resources that educate and build character, encourage teamwork and value-based life lessons through the game of hockey.
Background Statement
Tyler Frederes was tragically killed in a single car accident on August 17, 2013, while visiting family in Kansas City. Tyler's family wanted to find a way to honor and remember Tyler while bringing together those he touched – family, friends, classmates, teammates, and coaches. At the same time, they wanted to salute his love of hockey and find a way to assist those who have the same passion for the game, regardless of their financial situation. The Tyler Frederes Memorial Fund was established and the golf tournament created as one means to raise those much-needed funds.
Tyler came into the world as a miracle baby, weighing only 4 pounds. His tenacity to survive set the groundwork for the man he would later become. At age 7, he started a zealous hockey career that would take him all over the country and Canada. Tyler began playing hockey in Kansas City as a Mite, and continued playing hockey, locally, for the Blades, Stars, and Outlaws in addition to his high school team, Blue Valley West, and he played on a summer Minnesota select team. Tyler left Kansas City his senior year of high school to play junior hockey in Salem, MA, and college hockey in Albany, NY. Tyler was always known as easy-going off the ice but a fierce competitor inside the rink.
Tyler was passionate about the game, and it was an integral part of our family life. However, there were times during the 16 years Tyler played hockey where his family struggled with expenses. They witnessed teammates who dropped from competitive to recreational play due to financial burdens, and, sadly, others who gave up the game entirely because of expenses. The funds raised from the Tyler Frederes Memorial Golf Tournament are intended to support such players who need assistance.
Funds raised from the inaugural Tyler Frederes Memorial Golf Tournament were distributed in 2014 to 13 deserving players in the Midwest Amateur Hockey Association, totaling $10,000. The 2015 tournament exceeded that goal, with $12,000 awarded at the beginning of the 2016 hockey season. After another successful year, the organization distributed $16,000 to players in 2017, including a newly created $1,000 Christopher Mentzel Scholarship to a Kansas City player. And, at the 2018 tournament, MWAHA was awarded $18,000.
Impact Statement

In the last four years, the organization has provided $56,000 to over 60 hockey players in the Midwest Amateur Hockey Association, reaching deserving players in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. Players must fill out an application, acquire a letter of recommendation from their coach, and write an essay on why they are deserving. Player hardships range from loss of jobs, deployment, absentee parent, terminal or sick parent, etc. Player rewards are also based on character. Hockey allows players whose families are experiencing hardships to continue playing hockey, not only for its physical benefits but also for its mental and emotional fulfillment.

2015 - $10,000 

2016 - $12,000
2017 - $16,000 including the inaugural Christopher Mentzel Scholarship for Kansas City-only players.
2018 - $18,000 
Needs Statement

The Tyler Frederes Memorial Fund raises donations through a golf tournament with several smaller fundraisers throughout the year. The organization relies heavily on the support of Midwest donors and Midwest hockey associations. One hundred percent of the net profits from fundraising is given to Midwest hockey players. There are no staff, and no board members take a salary. Needs include fees for play, equipment, ice time, travel, and anything the player is unable to pay due to challenging circumstances.

Sponsorships include a variety of levels with opportunities for publicity and recognition. 

Gold - $3,000

Silver - $1,500
Bronze - $800 
Service Categories
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Winter Sports (Snow and Ice)
Areas of Service
Geographic Area Served Narrative The Tyler Frederes Memorial Fund awards scholarships to hockey players in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

We are most proud of the hard work our board, family and friends have done over the past few years to give hockey players in the Midwest relief from financial struggles and unexpected hardships. Each year, we are truly amazed at the character these young players possess. We are proud to have given $56,000 to over 60 players. We know we are making a difference.

Each board member heads a committee and actively engages others in fundraising, development, marketing, finance, governance and strategic planning. We work diligently in securing sponsors and donors, and partnering with local and national organizations.  

We take great pride in not only reaching beyond expectations but also keeping Tyler's spirit alive.
Mick Frederes, Board President 
Description  The assistance application may be downloaded at www.TylerFrederes.org
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Hockey
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short-Term Success Many of the players awarded scholarships were unlikely to play had they not been given scholarship funds.
Long-Term Success 100% of players who were awarded scholarships continued to play during the duration of the season.
Program Success Monitored By  Input from Midwest Amateur Hockey Association coaches.
Examples of Program Success Many of the players families struggled with hardships including finances, health, job and deployment. Scholarships awarded gave these families relief and players and opportunity to nurture physical and mental well-being.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Board Chair
Term Start Sept 2013
Experience The Tyler Frederes Memorial Fund does not staff an Executive Director. Mick Frederes, Board Chairman of the Fund, conducts all responsibilities of Executive Director.
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 75
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mick Frederes
Term Sept 2013 to Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Debby Frederes
Company Affiliation University of Georgia
Term Sept 2013 to Dec 2019
Email deborah.frederes@uga.edu
Board Members
Sarah Pickell
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $35,000
Projected Expenses $10,000
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990-EZ.
  • Foundations/Corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$32,042$20,325--
Administration Expense$0$0--
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.911.45--
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$25,130$27,973--
Current Assets$25,130$27,973--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$25,130$27,973--
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Other Documents
Organization Name Tyler Frederes Memorial Fund, Inc.
Address 10304 W 142nd Street
Overland Park, KS 66221
Primary Phone (706) 614-1752
Contact Email info@tylerfrederes.org
CEO/Executive Director Board Chair
Board Chair Mick Frederes
Year of Incorporation 2015