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Created in 2000 for players with develop­mental disa­bilities, the Amer­ican Special Hockey Assoc­iation (ASHA) gives people of all ages and abilities a chance to learn and grow by playing hockey. There are currently over 50 ASHA programs in more than 30 cities through­out the United States. Follow special hockey on Twitter and Facebook.

Jim Hermann Honored with Norte Dame Award

ASHA board member Jim Hermann and his Gateway Locomotives special hockey team were presented with a major award from Norte Dame University. The award is the Jack Mack Champions for Children Award.Jim was presented the award during a symposium that was titled "Play Like a Champion Today" Here is information on the award, 
Jack Mack Champions for Children Award

"Jack Mack provided endless hours of dedicated service as a volunteer to develop Play Like a Champion's mission and vision. Jack will always be remembered for his gentle spirit, big heart and his love for children.

The Gateway Locomotives provide the opportunity for developmentally challenged youth and young adults to play organized ice hockey in St. Louis. With gentle guidance and great love, the dedicated volunteers leading the Locomotives enable these skaters to experience the joy that sports can bring in body and soul. The Locomotives are an inspiration to the Notre Dame Play Like a Champion Today program and to Special Athlete programs everywhere." 

Please join us in congratulating Jim on his big honor, it is very well deserved.

Resignation of David Lucia as ASHA Executive Director, Dave Chase appointed as new Executive Director

Dave Chase

Dave Chase, New ASHA Executive Director

ASHA is sorry to announce the resignation of David Lucia as the Executive Director of the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA). 

First of all I would like to thank David for all the hard work and tireless hours he has put in to make ASHA the great organization that it is. We would not be where we are today without his dedication and support to ASHA and all its member programs. ASHA is a stronger and better organization due to David's work with the organization.

Dave Chase from the Valencia SNAP Flyers program in Valencia, CA will be taking over as the new Executive Director of ASHA. We are certain with Dave's energy and knowledge that he will do a great job as the new Executive Director.

Please join me in thanking David Lucia for all he has done and welcoming Dave Chase as the new Executive Director.

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