The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, a 501(c)(3), 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.
The Tampa Bay Warriors beginner team was lucky enough to be honored at the Lightning game last week against the New Jersey Devils. During an intermission, our Warriors had the opportunity to sit on the bench while the Lightning PR announcer explained what our program is about:
The Tampa Warriors Ice Hockey Program was founded in November 2017 as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose purpose is to utilize ice hockey programs as part of the rehabilitation of military personnel “wounded in the defense of the United States”.
Multiple members have experienced a positive life altering effect after joining the program which provides a healthy and welcoming environment for veterans to get out of the house and regain the camaraderie they once had. A community driven program that is more than just a hockey team, family members are welcomed and involved in the program. The Program’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education. Not only was this an amazing experience for our players, it also helped people learn a little about or program and how we help veterans in our community.
Our Warriors had an interesting opponent this week...more Warriors. The Warrior C & D team battled each other this weekend at Brandon Ice Sports Forum. The D team started out strong scoring the first goal of the contest. After a close 1st and 2nd period, the C team put the pressure on in the third period and pulled away in route on to a 6-2 win. Talks of a rematch are already underway.