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The Long Island Warriors Hockey Program is a non-profit, volunteer-run program that aims to provide a hockey team for military veterans, active military, reserves, and their family members on Long Island. The team was created to strengthen veteran community engagement and provide veteran camaraderie to return to civilian life.
The program educates, trains, motivates, and encourages individuals who have served in any branch of the Armed Forces as well those with physical or mental 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 athlete. The program also assists veterans, and their families, promote awareness of our veterans' challenges, and encourage team building.
The program uses hockey to build camaraderie, a sense of community, and a connection to the community that supports them. In addition, it assists veterans in developing self-confidence and assisting in helping participants back into a lifestyle that will help the individual be more successful both within and outside a hockey environment.