With over 300 members at One Step Beyond, Inc. in Arizona, there are many who are hockey hungry, with no outlet or options to have the experience. At OSBI we do all we can to foster the needs and passions that our members may have. There was a huge desire to provide these members with such an outlet and give them the opportunity to get out on the ice and join the hockey community, not only for them but to create inclusion in the hockey world and amongst fans and families.
Sharing this passion for hockey and being deeply rooted in the hockey community is Jared Woosley, as a One Step long time employee and creator and director of the music program at OSBI, it was an obvious move. Along with his wife Kristin Woosley also a One Step coordinator, and dear friend Dawn Proefrock, Dawn is the founder of Hockey Helping the Homless and a loving, dedicated Bobcats hockey mom, player, and staple in the hockey world, Karen and Rob Kerns, the ultimate hockey family, who are heavily connected with the AZ Bobcats as well as the parents of Seth Kerns, a hockey fan and member at OSBI and the first name on the roster to join the One Step Bobcats, they are on fast track to building a team!
The amount of interest, support, donations and kindness has been so amazing! Everyone has pulled together in a big way to make this hockey dream happen for these guys! In a very short time we have been donated ice time, gear gear and more gear, funding, game invitations and people’s dedication and time. It’s such a great feeling! Big thanks you to Ron Filion of the Arizona Bobcats for supplying our organization with all uniform needs and Jim Rogers, Justin Rogers and Camille Becker for securing ice time throughout the year. We are honored to name Keith Carney of the NHL who will be representing us as our team ambassador! The love just keeps pouring in!
By connecting with ASHA, and becoming the One Step Bobcats, we are able to bring hockey into the lives of our members and to create an opportunity which is truly hockey history. ASHA and OSBI will be that outlet to these members, becoming Arizona’s first special hockey team!