Now 5 years strong with this organization, and I still cannot believe how fortunate we have been to become a part of this amazing family. I am forever grateful and look forward to making more memories to share.
An amazing organization that my son has been fortunate enough to be a part of for 4 years now. Completely changed his life and I am forever grateful to all that are involved.
My son just joined the team 7 months ago. LISH has given my son an amazing opportunity to be part of a team, and feel like a “normal” kid while playing out on the ice. Bryan, Frank, Phil and all the volunteers give so much of their time and effort to the players to make them successful. This is a wonderful organization inclusive to all with various challenges. We are very grateful to be part of it!
I play for the Long Island Sledhockey RoughRiders team. I play right wing and really like playing Sledhockey. My teammates are great and we have fun.
I play on the long Island Sledhockey team and it is a lot of fun. We have tournaments and travel to different places. I love my teammates and coaches they are great.
The Long Island Sledhockey team “RoughRiders” is a great organization that welcomes athletes of various disabilities. I have continued to volunteer with the team for over 20 years, because it continues to serve the community in a very positive way.
Congratulations to the RoughRiders on their recent championship in the New England Sledhockey tournament Westfield MA.
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I am a combat wounded veteran who served completed two tours in Iraq. I have been a member of the Long Island Sled Hockey team for the past 5 years or so. This is an excellent organization of professional staff who volunteer their time for the rough riders sled hockey team. The players are friendly and caring team members they are mix with abled body as well as players with various types of physical disabilities , intellectual disabilities and some veterans as well. I met some warriors as well on the various teams. I went to a tournament to Chicago back in February 2019 it was a nice experience. This year March 2019 i have appeared on a website called the color of Hockey for Fans and Players of Color. I applied and have been selected as a participant 2019 Sled Hockey Military Sports Camp Skills Academy by the Wounded Heroes Foundation. Hockey is a game for everyone to play and enjoy. Lets Go Rough Riders for winning a few Tournaments this year.
I am a combat veteran and have been with the rough riders for approximately 4 years . I love the organization and it is a excellent organization to be part of. . After my reintegration back into civilian sector I had to transition myself. I was fortunate to have gone to one event a professional from adaptive sports from Windham NY told me about sit down water skiing in Connecticut called Leaps of Faith and i was introduce to sled hockey by one of the team mates from rough riders she told me about it an invited me to one of the practices. After the practice I like it and right ten I new I had to be a member of the team.The other rewarding aspect from the Long island sled hockey team are to the various types of disabilities and the team does not let any of their challenges stop them from playing and to be better player. Being part of this team has given me more confidence to challenge myself not only in playing hockey but in other adaptive sports .
An amazing organization that is one hundred percent for the kids. I am a proud fan and have been for many years.
I have had the privilege of being a proud volunteer with LISH for 2 1/2 years. I continue to be humbled by the dedication of these exceptional athletes, their coaches and families. This year, I have shared in the true "on ice" experience- what a thrill to be a part of this incredible organization and family. I love every moment we are together.
My son has played with the RoughRiders for nine years and I can't say enough about the organization and players.
Almost season 23 with LISH and going strong! Each year gets better and better. New teammates and adventures keep this team going strong. Come on down and check us out!
This is now my 22nd season with LISH, it's fair to say there's a reason I stay! I've seen hundreds of teams over the years and this is by far the most inclusive. No matter your age, ability or background, there is a place for you. You'll travel to lots of places - near and far - and meet some awesome people along the way.
My son Matthew is a new player on the Long Island Sled Hockey Team and it has nothing but an Awesome experience for Matthew. Congratulations to Bryan, Frank, Phil & to all the Volunteers on a Great season but most of all for running a Top Notch Organization!
Rich Grogan, proud father!
I've been a part of this program for 20+ years we're all like one big family all pulling for each other its one of the best. There's no other program like it that i'd wanna be a part of
Been part of this program since its beginning its more then just a hockey team its a family we all have each other backs and strive to make each other better. One of the best programs around period
The Long Island Sled Hockey organization for Differently-abled Athletes is one of the best programs around. I have supported them for years and know how much this program does for its athletes. The fact that they pay for nothing, equipment, travel, uniforms, nothing is amazing. Knowing that all the funds raised go to the support of these exceptional athlete's
is why I continue to support them.
Great Organization.... The hockey family at its best.....
It is great to be part of this organization, it is ran with the upmost professionalism. From the board to the volunteer's to all the families, everyone is treated as one big family. I'm so glad my son was able to join and play for this great team of individuals, I will speak for him now, and I can say that it has changed his life..........Thanks
We have been apart of this organization for the last 6 years. There is a genuine level of acceptance for all levels of abilities. Emotional and physical growth is fostered through this program. There is love and community with this amazing group of athletes, coaches, and very supportive families. This organization has changed our lives giving us a sense of belonging, worth, and accomplishment.
My son has been a part of this family for 5 years. He has a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy and is very physically disabled. Never before has he been able to play a sport or be a part of a team. Not only does he play hockey now (our family's favorite sport), he travels to tournaments, experiences comradery amongst the players, is learning the impact of success and failure, has made friends, and has blossomed as a player. This team has changed my son's life and has introduced our family to a group of people who share our challenges. Every victory is monumental. Every loss is a lesson. Sled hockey and this team has become part of who we are.
Incredible organization that offers something for everyone.
The long island rough riders are great! They provide everything an athlete with a disability needs from equipment to ice time. The benefits include exercise, competition and camaraderie. It specifically allows those with disabilities who love Hockey to play this great game .LISH Fosters an environment of hard work , teamwork and improvement . When you see your teammate score that first goal or make a big play— it’s a fantastic feeling. These good feelings have a positive affect on the players that stays with them long after they’ve left the rink!
I have been fortunate enough to have played on the Rough Riders almost since inception. The team has given me so many gifts for which I am grateful and I'm not just referring to sticks or sleds. (though all of those items & more are provided) After being paralyzed in a car accident the Rough Riders have given me back the great game of ice hockey! It has allowed me to be part of a team and has helped me to achieve my dream of becoming a paralympian. My teammates are my friends and we support each other. I have learned lessons about hard work, teamwork, comittment, dedication and LIFE! I can honestly say my adjustment to life with a disability has been dramatically improved by being a member of the LISH Rough Riders!
My 14 year old daughter has been a volunteer for a year and a half. This organization is built on family values, inclusion at all levels, motivation to show that everything is possible and that the Rough Riders are there to support in ever way possible. We are humbled by the talent and strength of each athlete, their families and the entire support staff. Proud to be a part of this organization.
Our family joined the roughriders 9yrs ago. My son maybe the athlete but our entire family is a part of the team. This sport and team have becone a way of life. This organization has changed all our lives for the better. It has introduced us all to amazing people we could not imagine our lives without. We are there to celebrate the good times and support in the rough times.
We have been a part of the roughriders family for 7yrs. I say we because my son may be the athlete on the team but our entire family is a part of the team/family. The roughriders provide a place to allow abilities to shine, confidence and independence to grow all while participating in a sport they love!! This organization has changed all our lives in too many ways to list!
The Long Island Sled Hockey is more than a team of athletes. It's a family consisting of players, coaches and families. We all play an important part in making this team not only winners out on the ice but winners when it comes to caring about each other. The saying goes "There is no I in team" and that certainly applies to our team. We are loyal not only to the game but to each other. My son has been a part of this team for over ten years and, in addition to learning to participate in a sport, he has experienced a camaraderie that will last a life time. In addition, I have also formed friendships that I cherish. The support from this team is phenomenal. As they say "You have to be in it to win it" and we are certainly winners on all aspects of being a team!!!
My son has been a part of the Long Island Sled Hockey for 15 years. He is able to participate in a sport that is geared towards individuals with different types of disabilities. Another aspect of this organization is the many friends my son has made through the years. Words cannot express the positive reinforcement that this organization creates for these athletes. As the saying goes "all for one and one for all"!!! This is a team that cares for and about each other.