The U.S. EWHA is a non-profit 501 (C) 3 corporation, and member
of Disabled Sports USA, dedicated to allowing many participants
the opportunity to play electric (power) wheelchair hockey. Our
sport is called PowerHockey.
To provide a quality hockey program for persons who require the
use of an electric (power) wheelchair in daily life.
Through PowerHockey, we seek to break down barriers associated
with disability and sports. PowerHockey provides a competitive
sports opportunity for persons not possessing the physical upper
body strength needed to participate in other sports (such as wheelchair
basketball, sled hockey, quad rugby, etc.). Participants not only
get to be a part of a fast paced exciting program, they build life
long attributes such as teamwork, good sportsmanship, strategy,
goal-setting, self-confidence and self-esteem. Being a part of a
PowerHockey team, league or program provides an incredible
social opportunity that may not have been available to the participants.
Many teams or leagues plan secondary events such as pizza parties
or group outings to sporting events.
GOALS & FUTURE PLANS
It is a our goal and desire to provide the basis for other interested
parties around the country to start playing PowerHockey. We
will provide the support and knowledge as the basic starting ground
for other individuals or organizations to become involved. From
experience we know there is enough interest in any major city or
area to develop a program. Power wheelchair users are regularly
contacting us, looking for a program near them.
As a national organization dedicated to promoting and developing
PowerHockey programs we have created a national and international
network of information about PowerHockey or similar hockey
programs. The U.S. EWHA is the headquarters for others to be informed
of rules, teams, leagues, tournaments, news and to obtain support
in starting their own team or league.
In the future, tournaments, both national and international, will
be planned, allowing teams from all over Canada, Europe and the
U.S. to come together and compete for championships.
2007 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President (Executive Director)
Director of Communications and League Operations
V.P. of Internet Communications
V.P. of League Operations
U.S. EWHA Board of Directors
Board Member/Minnesota Division Rep.
Board Member/Player Rep.
To obtain the email address of a board member, please contact us.