Ohio Warriors Hockey
The Ohio Warriors Hockey Program is an affiliate of the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program. These programs have been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for disabled veterans who served in defense of the United States. This program operates in conjunction with the USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Program. The Ohio Warriors Hockey Program’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education. Some of the programs purposes include, but are not limited to the education, training, motivation, and encouragement of individuals who have 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 ability of the participating athletes; integrate people with disabilities with people without disabilities in order to promote awareness of challenges and to encourage team building; use the game of hockey to assist individuals with disabilities in developing self-confidence, adjusting to their new lifestyle, rehabilitation, self-reliance, concentration, and to assist in helping participants back into mainstream lifestyles they were accustomed to prior to their disability, that will help the individual be more successful both within and outside a hockey environment; educate and encourage the general public about disability sports and the Ohio Warriors Hockey in particular and to promote societal awareness of the sacrifices participants made in defense of our nation.
The Ohio Warriors Hockey Program operates as an affiliate of the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program which is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose status which is entitles donors to deduct their contributions to Tax Exempt status under Section 170 of the Code of the IRS.