On October 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM, the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Standing Team will play a charity hockey game against the Baltimore City Fire Department Ice Hockey Team at Ice World in Abingdon, Maryland, to raise money for the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program (USAWIHP) and Mid-Atlantic Special Hockey. The game will feature a mid-game scrimmage by the York Polar Bears Special Hockey Team and the USA Warriors’ wearing special, themed jerseys for this game that honor both the United States Military and Mid-Atlantic Special Hockey. This will be the 5th Annual Maryland Frozen Classic Charity Hockey Game, featuring both teams facing off for charitable causes. To date, more than $29,000 has been raised.
The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, 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.
Mid-Atlantic Special Hockey supports for the enrichment of the athlete with a developmental disability through special hockey programs located within Southern New Jersey, Maryland, Northern Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania. These programs serve individuals with special needs (Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities) through the sport of hockey. Mid-Atlantic Special Hockey supported teams include, but are not limited to, Brick Stars Challenger Hockey (NJ), Flyers Youth Special Hockey (PA), Montgomery Cheetahs (MD), Washington Ice Dogs (MD), Nova Cool Cats (VA) and the York Polar Bears (PA).