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

Rating: 4.99 stars   72 reviews

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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.
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516 509-2406
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been attending fund raisers for LI Sled Hockey for 17 years and I am always impressed with the dedication and concern of the volunteers and staff. Having seen this team in action on the ice, it is hard to believe that any of the players are at all physically or mentally challenged. LI Sled Hockey is to be highly commended for providing an opportunity for these players to not only play a sport, but to travel with the team for tournaments.

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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.

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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.

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It is wonderful to see how much these athletes enjoy participating with other athletes with disabilities and how much effort they make just to be involved. All the volunteers who make this possible deserve the highest praise for their unselfish giving of their time. A truly exceptional organization.

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This is a super group of kids who overcome their disabilities and love to compete at the highest level. Sled hockey gives them the opportunity that they otherwise would not have. It is wonderful to see the positive influence that it has on their lives

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