One Step Beyond Receives Equipment Donation from Bauer Hockey
By Marissa Baker -
Thursday Aug 13, 2020
One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI), the leading provider of innovative education programs for intellectually disabled adults in Phoenix, Ariz., San Mateo and San Carlos, Calif. received a hockey equipment donation from Bauer Hockey, Inc. through the American Special Hockey Association. The $5,000 in-kind donation will dress five players for the 2020/2021 season.
â€œBauer is a leading manufacturer of ice hockey equipment,â€ said One Step Beyond Special Programs Developer Jared Woosley. â€œTo have them as a partner means the world to our team. The recent pandemic has our season on hold but the players are still working on their skills and looking forward to getting back on the ice. The donation is a light in these uncertain times.â€
The One Step Beyond Ice Hockey Program began in 2016 with the goal of providing the opportunity for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities to enjoy the sport of ice hockey. The program puts into action the National Hockey League directive that hockey is for everyone.
â€œSpecial hockey players are the unexpected champions,â€ said Jennifer Oâ€™Brien, executive director of the American Special Hockey Association. â€œEach day they bravely rise to meet their challenges with determination and achieve their goals. One Step Beyond champions their cause and weâ€™re happy to show our support.â€
For more information about the One Step Beyond Ice Hockey program, contact Jared Woosley at [email protected].
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 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 two locations in the California Bay Area: San Mateo and San Carlos. For more information about One Step Beyond programs and services visit https://osbi.org/