American Special Hockey Association (ASHA)


UCT has been dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 60 years. We’re the national sponsor of American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) to help grow special hockey programs for individuals with disabilities. Each year, UCT donates $15,000 to $20,000 to ASHA at the annual UCT Winter Hockey Festival. Through this partnership we have seen tremendous benefits for both organizations.  The UCT Winter Hockey Festival, the UCT Kaye Trainer International Campaign, and the UCT Gives Back video contests are all examples and results of UCT’s continued support and dedication to special hockey.

ASHA is a volunteer-driven association created to benefit players with disabilities. Some of the most common of these are autism, Down syndrome, Tourette syndrome, cerebral palsy and ADD/ADHD. ASHA’s programs give players of all ages and abilities a chance to learn and grow by playing hockey. There are currently more than 50 special hockey teams in more than 30 cities throughout the U.S.

You too can get involved and support UCT and special hockey by becoming a UCT member! When you join UCT, you connect with around 55,000 UCT members who strive to make a difference in their local communities. You can get involved with an existing UCT local council in your area or join with others to form your own council.

For more information on getting involved with UCT and ASHA, contact Community Outreach Manager Jen Szymczak.