NDAA History


December 2005 Vermont Sled Cats Get Busy
  The NDAA forms the Vermont Sledge Cats sled hockey team and begins training and practicing regularly. Game jerseys are purchased by the team and a donation of practice jerseys from the St. Michael's College Men's Hockey program helps keep things organized during scrimmages. The Sled Cats' debut game took place against the CT Sled Hockey Wolf Pack on February 11, 2006.
 
July 2005 3rd Annual Lake Champlain Invitational M16 Regatta
  Lake Champlain's premier disabled sailing event draws more sailors and craft than in either of its two previous years of NDAA sponsorship. 2005's regatta hosted nine boats and fifteen sailors from the Northeastern US, Quebec and Ontario. Special guest Steve Alvey (Martin 16 General Manager) and an M16 Class Association board member brought a prototype M16-2 Olympic racing boat; a 2-person craft campaigning for inclusion in the 2008 Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing.
 
June 2005 Reeve Foundation Challenge Grant Sets Sail
  The NDAA receives a Quality of Life Challenge Grant from the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation to acquire one or more fully accessible Martin 16 sailboats. NDAA's success in raising the cost of a basic M16 will bring funding for sails, rigging and assistive technology for two Martin 16's.
 
January 2005 Donation Puts Sled Hockey Program On The Ice
  A generous donation from the French Foundation enabled the purchase of ten sleds and twenty sticks for ice sled/sledge hockey. This donation provided enough equipment to begin developing Vermont's first sled hockey team. Cairns Arena in South Burlington donated several hours of ice time to help get the program established.
 
December 2004 We're Deductible! NDAA Receives Tax-exempt Status
  Largely through the hard work and expertise of Treasurer Ursula Boehringer, CPA, NDAA's application for 501(c)(3) status as a tax-exempt public charity is approved by the IRS. This clears the way for donors to make tax deductible contributions to the Northeast Disabled Athletic Association.
 
Fall 2004 UVM Soccer Cats Gain Wheels
  NDAA teams with future Phys Ed teachers in UVM Professor Dr. Susan Kasser's Adaptive Physical Education class for a six-week service learning project highlighting Wheelchair Basketball. The project brought together players with and without physical disabilities to learn the game of wheelchair basketball. The project culminated in an exhibition game against members of the UVM Men's Soccer team.
 
May 2003 NDAA Incorporates
  The Northeast Disabled Athletic Association receives the blessing of the Vermont Secretary of State's office, and is declared a Vermont non-profit corporation.
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