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. Our main tenet remains that each athlete PAYS NOTHING FOR THIS PROGRAM: NOTHING FOR THEIR $2000 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS, NOTHING FOR TRAVEL, INCLUDING TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FEES, AIR, BUS HOTEL AND MEALS. NOTHING, PERIOD. WE RELY ON YOU!!!
Results: These very special athletes have captured 10 bronze medals, six silver medals and 18 CHAMPIONSHIPS in 39 tournaments!!!. They continue to amaze. PLEASE visit our web site and view the 10 videos on our Home Page, produced by WABC TV, MSN Network, YES Network, the NY Times, Verizon Fios One MSG Network 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.
My son Chris and I have been part of this program for over 15 yrs. the reward of knowing your son or daughter can achieve much like any other athlete can achieve is priceless . This program not only gives my son Chris a way to play a sport he loves, but also enhances his socialization with his peers. Much credit to Long Island Sled. Hockey and its founders, for without them we would not have a pride in our young men and women that we have today. Larry g