Mission Statement. Special Hockey Northern Virginia exists for the enrichment of the athlete with a developmental disability. In addition to physical hockey skills, the program emphasizes the development of desirable individuals.

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The CAPS have supported the Crerar grant by awarding grants to 3 categories - 1) disabled hockey, 2) grow hockey at the base and 3) American Development Model support.  We have paid 75% of each award and the balance will be paid upon receipt of the final grant report.
Thanks to each club for participating in this program.  Special thanks to Chris Kelly who acted as Grant Committee Chair and put the information together for review.
Contributions from the Washington Capitals over the past 3 years have allowed us to expand this program.  Please make sure that your everyone knows the role that the Caps have played in this program.  If you have the opportunity please thank your contacts at the Washington Capitals for their support.

Club Award Purpose

Baltimore Area Special Hockey $3,000 Ice cost for special hockey
Baltimore Youth Hockey Association $3,000 Ice cost for cross-ice program
Bennett Blazers Sled Hockey $2,000 Ice cost and equipment for sled hockey
Bowie Hockey Club $3,000 Purchase loaner equipment
Chesapeake Bay Hockey League, Inc. $3,000 ADM material and banners
DC Sled Sharks/NRH Paralympic Club $2,000 Adaptive equipment for sled hockey
Friends of Ft Dupont Ice Arena, Inc. $2,500 Ice costs for “Kids on Ice” Program
Montgomery Cheetahs $2,000 Ice costs for special hockey program
Nelson Hockey Association $3,000 Ice costs and equipment for cross-ice
NoVa Cool Cats Special Hockey, Inc. $2,000 Equipment for special hockey program
Reston Raiders Hockey Club $3,000 Purchase cross-ice dividers
Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club $3,000 Ice costs for cross-ice program
Tri City Eagles/Fighting Falcons $3,000 Cross-ice dividers and mini nets
USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, Inc. $2,500 Ice costs for disabled program
Valley Youth Hockey Association $3,000 Purchase cross-ice dividers

The Washington Capitals made a generous contribution $25,000 to the
Affiliate for the 2011–2012 season to support the PVAHA John Crerar
Hockey Development Grant Program. This is the third year the Capitals have
supported the Affiliate Crerar Grant Program. This season the Affiliate has
made awards of $40,000 to area programs to promote the growth of hockey
within the Affiliate. Payment of 75% of the Grant has been made to each
program. The balance of the Grant award will be paid upon receipt of the
final report from the association.