My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STORM SPECIALHOCKEY INC, New Canaan, CT, USA
Since I did not have any family, friends, or acquaintances with special needs, I had no idea what to expect when I volunteered to become a Storm coach. Other than my experiences with my own family, this has been the best experience of my life. It changed my life!
I have been blessed to play hockey for nearly 50 years and still play on 2 teams, but this is so much better. The players and their families are amazing! I look forward to Sunday practices every week and dearly miss them during the off-season.
I can't fairly describe how incredible it is to see the joy on a player's face when he or she accomplishes something that they never thought possible. For some players it is simply standing on the ice on their own, and for others it's scoring their 1st goal in a game.
As the manager of our Mentors (junior coaches), I am also fortunate to hear the never-ending appreciation from our parents and players for how Storm has a positive impact on all involved, both on and off the ice.
Storm is successfully because of the caring and dedication of our community - off-ice volunteers, coaches, Mentors, and donors. All of them working together have created a unique opportunity for our players and their families to enjoy the great sport of ice hockey, their teammates, friends, and other families.