Long Islang Sled Hockey Inc. - For the Differently-abled Athlete

Rating: 4.99 stars   101 reviews

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 Islang Sled Hockey Inc. - For the Differently-abled Athlete

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Rating: 5 stars  

A few years ago I took a trip to Long Island to watch my cousin sled hockey game at the Annual RoughRiders Invitational Tournament. Long Island Sled Hockey, is an organization that supports sportsmanship and athleticism for youth and adults with varying handicaps. Sled hockey, if you have never seen it in action, is quite something. The speed at which the players are able to move themselves and a large sled across the ice, solely with their upper body strength, is unbeliveably impressive. Their shots towards and into the net have such force, that I ducked a few times at the crack of a stray puck against the glass. Family and friends are always in the stands showing support for the team, and it is clear that the leaders of this organization have created a unique community for their team players.

 
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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  

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  

This is a wonderful organization for disabled people of all ages to participate in the exciting game of ice hockey. All are welcomed to have fun, compete and experience a team sport. All profits go to the team in supplying what is required to play ice hockey, as well as ice time, games, and their annual summer tournament.

 
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Inspiration is the word that comes to mind when thinking of this amazing team of athletes. Watching them play this game makes you realize that, when it comes to sports, disabilities are left at the door. The comradery of the team is evident and the coaching staff becomes alive when their team takes the ice. The fact that they win big games is just a piece of it, but the smiles on their faces is the real win. Best nonprofit ever.

 
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Most teams only care about winning. That's not the case with LISH. While the medals they always wind up taking home are great, the real reward is seeing the teammates on the ice enjoying something they never would, if it weren't for this organization. It's an exciting game, a pleasure to watch and an even bigger pleasure to hear about from my brother, who is on the team, and my dad, who is the president and proud coach. Every time I meet someone who is trying to find something for his or her family member of friend who is physically or mentally challenged I mention this wonderful organization and their eyes light up. The dedication of my dad, the board and the families who support their family members on the team is astounding and it's what makes this program stand out above all others.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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This organization gives much opportunity to handicap athletes who may not otherwise have the chance to learn and grow in a fun yet competitive atmosphere. It is the only league I know of that asks you to leave it all on the ice and the only thing you should take off the ice is a smile, no matter the score. As long as these athletes have fun, they win. Job well done by the coaches, the board, and most of all, the team.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The first time that I was able to see them in action was very inspiring. The money that goes to this organization is 100% for the handicapped. There ARE NO FRILLS. This particular sport takes any and all handicapped whether it be physically or mentally challenged. They learn to act as a team and compete against other teams in this country and in Canada. All proceeds go for their equipment and travel.

 
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Long Island sled hockey is a wonderful opportunity for athletes who are differently abled to play, compete and belong as members of a team. The smile on their faces says it all. Please support this extremely worthwhile program.

 
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this is an amazing organization which combines fun, sportsmanship and competition for its differently abled athletes. they have traveled as a team to compete in Canada and florida affording these players an experience they might not otherwise have been exposed to. all work for this group is done exclusively by volunteers and no salaries are paid to anyone. it is a wonderful experience for anyone to watch these athletes play and enjoy this sport.

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

wouldn't change a thing

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?

2013

 
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this is an extremely unique program. it combines both mentally and physically challenged athletes and allows them to compete as a team. although challenged these athetes play on a regulation rink with the same rules and full contact as stand up hockey. the team plays in tournaments both home and away which allow its members a true feeling of camaradie. being part of a team is something many special athletes have not been allowed to experience before. this team is run by a dedicated all volunteer staff. no salary is paid to any coach or board member. all money raised goes directly to the athletes for equipment, travel expences and tournament fees. the only thing more impressive than how the team is run is the smiles of the the athletes, win or lose.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Spirited young people overcoming their handicaps with joy and enthusiasm.

 
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I enjoyed reviewing the work of your organization online and commend you for all the good deeds you are performing.

 
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My daughter plays with the Long Island Rough Riders and absolutely loves it! The team is like her second family and she couldn't live without them!

 
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