The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, Inc. (USAWIHP), is staffed by volunteers, on-ice and off-ice mentors, and directors who do not receive any compensation, stipend or other remuneration for their time
Our federal EIN Number is 26-3110186 issued on August 5, 2008. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) notified us on February 5, 2010, that it granted our application for exemption from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The IRS determined that we are a public charity. The effective date of our exemption is September 15, 2008. We are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.
USAWIHP was incorporated in the State of Maryland on September 15, 2008, Department ID D12764494. The Maryland Secretary of State recognized USAWIHP as a Charitable Organization on June 1, 2010, Registration Number 21128.
We are members of USA Hockey, Inc. (USAH), the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States, and the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association, Inc., recognized by USAH as the governing body for Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Our registration number with USAH and PVAHA is MDH0168.
USAWIHP is registered with Dunn & Bradstreet, DUNS Number 01-683-4697.
The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for those wounded in defense of the United States in conjunction with the USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Program. The Program’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education. Some of the programs purposes include, but are not limited to:
encourage the formation of “USA Warrior Hockey Programs” locally and nationally;
educate, train, motivate, and encourage individuals who have physical disabilities incurred during service to the United States to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of ability of the participating athletes;
integrate people with disabilities with people without disabilities in order to promote awareness of challenges and to encourage teambuilding;
use the game of hockey to assist individuals with disabilities in developing self-confidence, adjusting to their new lifestyle, rehabilitation, self-reliance, concentration, and to assist in helping participants back into mainstream lifestyles they were accustomed to prior to their disability, that will help the individual be more successful both within and outside a hockey environment;
educate and encourage the general public about disability sports and USA Warriors Ice Hockey in particular and to promote societal awareness of the sacrifices participants made in defense of our nation.
USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program is a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization which is entitled to Tax Exempt status under Section 170 of the Code of the IRS.