The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for those wounded in defense of the United States.
The Program’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education.
The program educates, trains, motivates, and encourages the formation of “USA Warrior Hockey Programs” locally and nationally while encouraging individuals who have physical disabilities incurred during service to the United States to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of their ability.
The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, Inc. is staffed by volunteers, on-ice and off-ice mentors and directors who do not receive any compensation, stipend or other remuneration for their time.
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Washington D.C. – The USA Warriors Hockey Program, Inc. announced today that the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League raised $42,266 during their playoff Beard-a-Thon to benefit the USA Warriors’s hockey programs.
The USA Warriors, based out of Rockville Maryland, encourages individuals who have disabilities incurred during military service to the United States to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of their ability. The Program also supports the formation of “USA Warrior Hockey Programs” locally and nationally. The USA Warriors’ programs consist of standing team and sled or “sledge” hockey teams. The USA Warriors is a strictly volunteer organization.
“Playing hockey in the D.C. area, there is nothing higher than working with the Capitals,” says USA Warriors sled goaltender and former Special Forces Detachment Commander Ben Harrow. “To have a relationship with the Caps and for them to help us and raise money for us and for the Caps to support us, we couldn’t ask for another organization to help us out the way that they do,” Harrow continued.
Donations are extremely important to the program for the purchase of ice time, gear for new and current players and travel. Most importantly, properly funded programs amount to important physical and mental rehabilitation for men and women injured defending the United States. The USA Warriors also gives former armed forces personnel the sense of camaraderie they once had while in the service, thus, aiding in their transition to the civilian world and in dealing with the stresses created by military service.
“For the Capitals to help local vets, like they are doing, is awesome,” says USA Warriors standing team assistant Captain and former Army Infantryman Jonathan Albrecht. “This program has helped me continue my life and I know it has helped a lot of others as well,” he continued.
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On 5-6 March in Exeter, New Hampshire, playing its best hockey ever, the USA Warriors sled team ended the regular season with a near-perfect 17-0-1 record winning the Northeast Sled Hockey League title for the second season in a row. The team also won the NESHL weekend trophy going 4-0-0 during the weekend including defeating three very tough teams: USA Warriors 3 Pittsburgh 2; USA Warriors 6 New Hampshire 3; and USA Warriors 5 and Philadelphia 1. None Tougher!
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