By Paul Osborne

Bounty paper towels has donated $10,000 in support of USA Hockey MumsDecember 30 - Bounty paper towels have donated $10,000 (£6,000/€7,200) in support of the USA Hockey Family Fund at the United States versus Canada exhibition game in St Paul, Minnesota.

The announcement comes as Bounty continues to show its support for mum's of hockey players looking to travel to Russia ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

Bounty hopes the donation will ease the financial burden associated with travel on families of Olympic hopefuls, helping these families encourage their children as they push for glory on the biggest of international stages.

"The Team USA Hockey Moms in many ways act as the backbone of the USA Hockey Teams," said Victoria Schooler, communications manager for Bounty paper towels.

"We want to honour those mothers who have cheered their children on from the first time they hit the ice all the way up to the first time they set foot in an Olympic venue."

On top of the early mornings, late nights and slap-shot-related-messes, being able to watch your child participate in The Winter Olympics is an expensive feat.

The donation was made at an exhibition game between the United States and Canada ©Getty ImagesThe donation was made at an exhibition game between the United States and Canada ©Getty Images

Bounty is giving back to the Team US Hockey and Paralympic mums across the country, who have supported their children's dreams, sacrificed mornings for early practices and homes to big messes.

Bounty's sponsorship is a part of a larger Procter & Gamble (P&G) programme during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, titled "Thank You Mom," which not only highlights the everyday journey athletes take to get to the Olympic Winter Games, but celebrates the mums who help get them there.

As part of the 2014 Thank You Mum campaign, P&G offered their "Thanks" to all 357 mums of US Olympians & Paralympians with a gift of a $1,000 (£600/€720) VISA gift card to help them on their journey to Sochi.

Contact the writer of this story at [email protected]

Related stories
December 2013: Nearest and dearest of British Paralympians to be supported by P&G at Sochi 2014
June 2013: USA Gymnastics extends partnership with P&G through to Rio 2016 Olympics
July 2012: P&G Family Home opens for London 2012 Olympic Games
June 2012: Proud sponsor of mums, P&G, revise sales forecasts down
June 2012: Mothers of London 2012's GB athletes recognised in P&G film series