Promotes physical fitness, self-confidence, family values, and a positive team-building atmosphere that will encourage personal growth throughout all aspects of life. Our program has an adult competitive sled hockey team and we are in the process of starting up a full kids sled hockey team here in Austin. The future of sled hockey is with the kids.
The Austin Blades is a non-profit organization ran completely by the players, board members and volunteers. We provide each player a sled, hockey sticks and 1 yr. membership. If any individual would like to come out and try sled hockey then we will let them borrow protective gear. Once they decide to join the team, they will be responsible for purchasing their own gear. We will assist if need be. The Austin Blades Sled Hockey Corporation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
USA DISABLED HOCKEY
Disabled Hockey Programs are supported by USA Hockey across the nation and prove that hockey is for everyBody. These programs are divided into four disciplines. The four disciplines are: Standing/Amputee, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Sled, and Special Hockey.
USA HOCKEY ORGANIZATION
USA Hockey provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, even Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport.
TEXAS SLED HOCKEY
Sled hockey provides opportunity for many types of disabilities and there are opportunities available across Texas for recreation/competition all the way to the National Sled Team that plays in the Paralympics.
SOUTH TEXAS REGIONAL ADAPTIVE AND PARALYMPIC SPORTS
The mission of STRAPS is to organize, promote, administer and conduct a variety of adaptive and Paralympic sports for wounded warriors and veterans as well as other adults and youth. STRAPS organizes, hosts, and conducts regional and national clinics and tournaments for adaptive and Paralympic sports.STRAPS athletes strive to become role models and mentors to others with disabilities as they promote character development through sports. STRAPS athletes work with schools and youth groups to promote the core values embraced by successful competitive athletes including the importance of teamwork, self-confidence, respect, good sportsmanship, self-discipline, perseverance and the value of setting and achieving goals that demand extraordinary personal commitment. STRAPS athletes train and compete at the Morgan’s Wonderland Gym which is four miles from the San Antonio Area Medical Center (SAAMC) and the Center for the Intrepid (CFI). For that reason, the program places particular emphasis on offering adaptive and Paralympic sports that appeal to wounded warriors and veterans. As of July 2014, there are over 150 active STRAPS athletes 40% of whom are wounded warriors or veterans.
LEAP TO SUCCESS
To promote the professional talents of the members of LaunchPad Job Club via short-term, pro bono project work for Austin and Central Texas nonprofit organizations, thus allowing prospective employers to see pro-active professionals who are keeping their skills sharp while volunteering for worthy organizations –- a true win-win for all involved.
Operation Comfort believes in showing our wounded men and women that they are appreciated, valued and respected. Our focus is to provide rehabilitative therapeutic programs for them while they are recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center. These programs are sled hockey, hand cycling, amputee surfing, Automotivation – a program where they can work on cars, woodworking, outings and a family financial assistance program which helps the families get over the financial burden they encounter while taking care of their loved one.
AMPLIFY AUSTIN - I LIVE HERE I GIVE HERE
AmplifyATX.Org and Amplify Austin Day are produced by I Live Here, I Give Here, whose mission is to cultivate the power of giving back. Programs such as Amplify Austin Day, See Jane Give, Give Back Jack and Austin Involved are designed to encourage participants to find the issue they care most about and take action to become part of the solution.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE SLED HOCKEY
The San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team is a joint effort between Operation Comfort and the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) offering a therapeutic and competitive sled hockey team for injured soldiers. The competitors on the team are primarily GI’s rehabilitating at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and the Center for the Intrepid. Some competitors are veteran soldiers with disabilities, and a limited number of competitors are San Antonio residents with disabilities.