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Review for American Special Hockey Association, Crofton, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I found out about ASHA by accident. While living in the Washington DC area and going to school for sports management my adviser told me to get online and write a hockey blog - so I did.

Before I came to the DC area I worked as a special education para educator in Michigan and what ASHA does for their athletes is unparalleled to anything else out there.

The individuals that work behind the scenes, the coaches, the volunteers that come in to help at events, like last winters Outdoor Festival in Toledo, Ohio. It is all of these people that make ASHA what it is. My time working as a para I saw kids that were being mainstreamed that knew they were different from the majority of their classmates and the effect it had on them. To have a place where they can go and play a sport and learn life skills is beneficial in countless ways - some that we may never realize.

Having an organization that is dedicated to making the best situation for every athlete is important. Some show up to their first practice and have never laced up ice skates before; but the coaches and volunteers are there and assist them all along the way.

The American Special Hockey Association is much more than a sporting organization, it's a life changing activity that everyone involved with it benefits from.

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Role:  Volunteer