Give kids with developmental disabilities a chance to succeed -- on and off the ice

Ice hockey is not only fun -- it helps develop important life skills for kids with developmental disabilities. You can see the evidence in every practice, every game, and every tournament sponsored by the American Special Hockey Association. The goal of Special Hockey is to give people with physical and developmental disabilities the chance to play ice hockey in an environment that's adaptable for all skill levels. In addition to physical hockey skills, the program helps develop dependability, self-reliance, concentration, a willingness to share, and personal accountability -- important life skills that can make them more successful both on and off the ice.

1. Everyone has the right -- and need -- to play.

2. The skills that hockey develops can lead to increased success in all aspects of life.

3. If you love hockey and love kids, support Special Hockey!