Adaptive Hockey Program for Adults Who Have Intellectual Disabilities Seeks Equipment, Volunteers and Financial Sponsors for 2023-24 Season
(PHOENIX – Nov. 6, 2023) – The One Step Coyotes—the Valley’s first adaptive hockey program for adults who have intellectual disabilities —is embracing the 2023-2024 hockey season and actively looking for equipment and ice time donations, financial sponsors, and volunteers to hit the ice.
Since the One Step Coyote’s formation in 2017 by One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI), a non-profit organization that empowers adults who have intellectual disabilities through innovative programs, the team has continued to grow to more than 70 participants.
The One Step Coyotes’ season officially begins on Nov. 2, 2023, and will run through Feb. 27, 2024, with weekly practices on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. at AZ Ice Peoria– a key supporter of the One Step Coyotes since the team’s inception.
“The One Step Coyotes continue to reach new heights and as we hit the ice for the 2023-24 season, we are seeking passionate volunteers that can lace up their skates and support our mission to provide opportunities for players of all abilities,” says Jared Woosley, director of special programs at One Step Beyond, Inc. “Volunteering, donating gear and showing up to support the team are just a few ways that the community can help us thrive and advance adaptive hockey in the Valley. Join us!”
Individuals interested in volunteering, providing equipment or sponsoring an upcoming adaptive hockey event can contact Jared Woosley, the director of special programs at One Step Beyond, at JaredWoosley@osbi.org.
Individuals who are unable to volunteer but are interested in supporting the One Step Coyotes can make a monetary donation by visiting the One Step Beyond website at https://osbi.org/.
About One Step Beyond, Inc.
Phoenix-based One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI) is a private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive programming and services for adults who have intellectual disabilities. One Step Beyond empowers its members to achieve independence, self-sufficiency and employment through innovative culinary, education, fitness and arts programs as well as strategic partnerships with local businesses that enable participants to contribute to and achieve greater social participation in their communities. One Step Beyond has four locations in the Phoenix Metro area, including Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale and Surprise as well as a location in San Carlos, California. For more information about One Step Beyond programs and services visit https://osbi.org/