“HOPE Inc. has impacted us profoundly as a family. A diagnosis like Spina Bifida can very quickly change that excitement to fear and worry. Through HOPE Inc., we have found a way to restore the excitement and replace the fear. HOPE Inc has given our family a support system that focuses on what Jack CAN do versus all the things he can’t. Through HOPE, Inc., Jack participates in wheelchair basketball, baseball, track club, skiing, indoor soccer, and sled hockey. He is learning what all kids his age should—how to be a good teammate, how to listen and follow directions, and show good sportsmanship regardless of winning or losing.”
Through a variety of adaptive programming, HOPE Inc. aims to assist and empower kids and adults with mobility challenges to achieve their full potential.
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Through a variety of programs, HOPE Inc. aims to assist and empower them to achieve their full potential.
“Whatever your skill level, you can find a sport to play at HOPE Inc. and have a blast. It’s not about being the best, it’s about being your best. The camaraderie that comes with teamwork can’t be beat! Thank you for expanding an already growing program, to adults. It has been a pure joy to play sports again!”
“I have been in athletics/sports for many years. I had a car accident 12 years ago and thought to myself now what…. I started golfing a few years ago, but was looking for more things to participate in. I found Bill & Adair Grommesh with HOPE Inc. Adair emailed my wife and wondered if I would want to play sled hockey. As an avid hockey fan, I couldn’t wait for the chance. I absolutely loved it! The smiles, excitement and passion of players and volunteers made me feel part of a team, if not a family. One of the best things was that I had the chance to play hockey with my children… It gave us time to be together and it was encouraged by all. I would definitely tell anyone with or without a disability to join or participate in Hope Inc.. I appreciate the work and effort the volunteers put into making this a wonderful experience. Again, HOPE Inc. is more than being part of a team, it’s a family bringing hope and happiness to everyone!”
“HOPE Inc. has not been in my life very long and yet it has opened my eyes to a lot. I have always been in sports and played hockey all my life. My life changed in September 2006 after my accident. I felt that nothing could fill the void of hockey. 10 years later, I am on the ice playing sled hockey!”