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Long Island Sled Hockey INC. - For The Differently-Abled Athlete

Rating: 4.99 stars   100 reviews 2,189

Nonprofit Issues:

Sports

Address:

33 Harding Ave Lynbrook NY 11563 USA

Mission:

To foster, promote and encourage sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie through the sport of sled hockey, specifically aimed at a juvenile and adolescent population of physically and/or mentally challenged athletes. Inherent in that goal is the development of a sense of self-esteem, pride and friendship within this population. Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc. also focuses on the development and nurturing of positive attitudes in and outside the Long Island community toward those with physical and/or mental handicapping conditions.

Results:

with 51 athletes, one U.S. National Championship, 7 RoughRiders Cup Championships, 3 Canadian Championships, one New York State Championship, 2013, 2014 & 2015 SW Florida Championships, seven bronze medals and four silver medals, (in 29 tournaments!!!) they continue to amaze. PLEASE visit our web site and view the eight videos on our Home Page, produced by WABC TV, MSN Network, YES Network, the NY Times, Verizon Fios One and others.

Target demographics:

boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 21+ who have a physical and/or mental disability

Direct beneficiaries per year:

with 51 athletes, their families and extended families, friends and all who come in contact with these amazing athetes

Geographic areas served:

All of Long Island, New York

Programs:

a nine month hockey program, played on sleds on a full length ice rink, with full contact.

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516 509-2406
www.lisledhockey.org

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Reviews for Long Island Sled Hockey INC. - For The Differently-Abled Athlete

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

My son plays with the RoughRiders and it has been the best sport for him. Thanks Long Island Sledhockey for being there to make a differently-abled athlete feel like a "pro"!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am happy to be on the team of the rough riders we are the best number one team and we won so many games in the tournament. we are the best of all in Long Island. we have a wonderful team of friends .

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is wonderful! They helped my nephew understand that even though he has CP it does not have to stop him from enjoying life and from participating in anything he wants to try to do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

've been a part of this organization for close to 11 years now and it has truly changed my life. My teammates and the everyone else who makes the organization tick have became a big family and every one is willing to help. The RoughRiders hold a special place in my heart ~Vinny

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Rating: 5 stars  

An excellent organization. I was fortunate enough to play with these guys for 3 years. Everyone plays, and the volunteers are very helpful and accommodating. There is no "I" in TEAM when it comes to LI sled Hockey. It's all about the athletes and the desire to see a smile on their faces
Way to go Bryan and company

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ive been playing on this wonderful team for about 5-6 years now and its been awesome and a blessing for me to try a new sport and to expand my horizons on the difficulty that these people get though day in and day out.

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Ive been apart of this organization for about 5 years now and i know i can tell my self that i will not stop playing this sport because i feel like each day I'm growing closer and closer to all the players and family. Speaking of the word Family I feel like this team is just one gigantic family as it grows bigger day in and day out.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Last January i tried out sled hockey. i had so much fun the first time i was on the ice... after that i enjoy going to the rink on tuesdays and saturdays for pracitce to see my teamates and have fun playing the sport. since i started playing sled hockey ive acquired more friends on and off the team. when i started, i said to my self im not stoping.....this sport has shown alot of what handicapped people and able-bodied people can do to while only being in a seated position. like i said i love the organization and the team and i will not stop playing this amazing sport

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Bryan for many years. When he first came to me for support for the Long Island Sled Hockey team I jumped at the chance to help this wonderful organization, little did I know the profound effect this organization would have for so many families. From the the Donors right down to the athletes I don't of any other organization that fosters such a Family/Community atmosphere. I am proud to be a small part of a Great organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen the wonderful things this program does for ""The Kids". It give me great pleasure to continue supporting this fine organization.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Bryan for many years. When he first came to me for support for the Long Islan Sled Hockey team I jumped at the chance to help this wonderful organization, little did I know the profound effect this organization would have for so many families. The players, families, voluteers and donors are truely a family which I am proud to be a part of. Throughout the years I have seen the team spirit thrive within the athletes - an opportunity most of these kids wouln't have. This is a model program that should be emulated in more communities. Fast forward to the present and I still look forward to supporting the "Rough Riders" at each and every opportunity presented to me.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bringing the love of hockey to the differently- abled! Not only has this team taught my son about the sport of hockey it has helped him learn a few life lessons. This organization is a great network of people with a wealth of knowledge that has helped us all. The Roughriders are a family and we couldn't be happier to be a part of it!!!

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1 person found this review helpful

This organization does not only change the lives of it's athletes but the athletes' families as well. The feeling of confidence and independence it gives is amazing. We are all one big family.

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We have been a part of this wonderful organization for 4 years. My son is a differently-abled athlete. I can not say enough good things about this organization not only has it given my son that team feeling it has also given all of us parents, grandparents, aunts, uncle, cousins and friends that same feeling. We are all in it together no matter what! The older athletes on the team show my son that he can still achieve his goals of independence regardless of the obstacles that lay ahead.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is a God send for my son. By being part of the team he is able to participate in a sport that is geared towards the physically and mentally handicapped and also make friends!!!!

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My son has been a participant of the Long Island Sled Hockey team because not only does he enjoy the sport but also the friendships that he has formed. Having ADHD playing has improved his concentration and coordination. It is a fun team with lots of comraderie and positive enforcement. No matter what level player you are it is a "team" and no one is left out during practice or games.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If it's not broke, you don't fix it.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Long Island Sled Hockey is the best "pass" time for my son. This nonprofit organization is unique for athletes with both physical and mental disabilities. LISH gives these athletes a chance to excel in a sport that is geared to them along with the feeling that they can do it and have fun doing it!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son Anthony is a big hockey fan. He expressed a desire to play in a league, inspired by watching his favorite team, the NY Rangers. He had visions of scoring goals, slamming into the net. We learned about the LI Rough Riders from some members of the team. I connected with the people for my son, and eventually found my way to Bryan Bloomquist, who runs the team. We had also checked out a NJ league, but we were so impressed with the team spirit and the "can do" attitude of the coaches and management of the Roughriders team, that we signed up immediately. Even though we live in NJ, we come out every Saturday to Beth Page to practice or play a game. Yeah, LI Sled Hockey!!

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