LONG ISLAND SLED HOCKEY INC. - for the differently-abled athlete

Rating: 4.99 stars   72 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: 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 41 athletes, one U.S. National Championship, 5 RoughRiders Cup Championships, 3 Canadian Championships, I state NY/Albany Championship, 2013 & 2014 SW Florida Championships, six bronze medals and four silver medals, (all in 11 years!) 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 9 and 21+ who have a physical and/or mental disability
Direct beneficiaries per year: with 41 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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516 509-2406
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Rating: 5 stars  

My son started playing sled hockey when he was still very ill when it was part of a handicapped sports group. We broke away to focus this program only on sled hockey. With Bryan B. as our president, he has been able to raise funds and bring this sport and our team to places we NEVER thought we could go. But most of all, what it has done for the players, their self estreem, being part of a team and being able to play hockey, no matter what their challenges are, has been unbeleivable. No matter what a -person is facing,if they want to play, we WILL find a way. The journey so far has been amazing.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has been playing sled hockey for many years with the program. It gives differently abled athletes of all ages and issues to be able to play a game they love and NEVER thought they would be able to play. They come off the ice all sweated and tired but you will NEVER see bigger smiles and their happiness to be able to play. The program is well run and the money that is raised goes to travel, equipment and other necessities of the game. If you or someone you know that is "differently abled" likes to play, come on down and see if you like it. No matter what the issue, if you want to play, we NEVER say NO and will find a way!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has been a part of this program for 11 years now and it has changed our lives. The people that are involved are phenomenal. He has been disabled from birth and the roughriders allows him to play the game he loves. We have became a family with these people and we have spent some good times along the way. Thank you for everything Bryan.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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