Montgomery Cheetahs: Welcome

Montgomery Special Hockey exists for the enrichment of the athlete with a developmental disability.In addition to physical hockey skills, the program emphasizes the development of desirable individual characteristics such as dependability, self-reliance,concentration, willingness to share and personal accountability. The game of hockey is used by Special Hockey to develop within each player the characteristics that will help the player to be more successful both inside and outside a hockey environment.

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Third Annual Cheetah-thon Coming Up!

The Montgomery Cheetahs will host their annual skating fundraiser on Saturday, May 3 at the Rockville Ice Arena from 5:00 - 7:00pm.  The event will include skating, music, and great raffle items. Last year the event drew nearly 200 people and secured $25,000 in contributions.  The event is open to the public!

You can make your donation online at

The 2014 event is made possible by our major sponsors: 


 Be sure to join us on the ice!!

Monday, September 16
Cheetahs in The Washington Post

A wonderful article, video story, and gallery of photographs on the Montgomery Cheetahs was published on September 16 in The Washington Post. Be sure to check it out! 

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Golf Tournament to Benefit Montgomery Cheetahs


Time to break out the golf clubs! The 2013 Ice Pack Hockey League Charity Golf Tournament will again benefit the Montgomery Cheetahs! The event will take place in Silver Spring, MD, at Hampshire Greens Golf Course on Monday, September 9. 

Formatted as a shotgun start, the event seeks to draw 18 foursomes at the cost of $100 a golfer. The entry fee covers beverages, lunch, innovative games, and an auction of sports memorabilia - all to benefit a great cause.

The tournament is proud to have Free Secure as the title sponsor for the third year in a row.

For details on registering for this great event please contact tournament director Gary Rosenfeld at

Montgomery Cheetah Video

This Montgomery Cheetah video was produced by John King, of Chieftain Productions. It was initiated by Cheetah founder, Steve Berk and paid for by Cheetah Board Member and Mentor Dad, Neil Kopit. 



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Friday, March 18
Cheetahs Visit the White House


Fellow Cheetahs,

On Friday, March 11th, Maurice V. was one of the five players from the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA), among a group of 70 children, who joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama along with members of the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals as part of the Let’s Move initiative.

The day started of with a ceremony with President Obama honoring the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup Champion CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS. Following the ceremony, First Lady Michelle Obama, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean presided over a street hockey workout and clinic on a rink set up on the South Lawn of the White House. The clinic for local youngsters, which was conducted by members of the Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, is part of a new collaboration between Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, the NHL and USA Hockey to encourage American children to lead active and healthy lives.

American Special Hockey Association President Mike Hickey and myself, the Legislative Director of ASHA programs and Head Coach of the Montgomery Cheetahs also accompanied the five players.

I thought would share a few pictures from the event with you. Along with the great pictures of Maurice is a picture of Aiden from the Cool Cats giving the President a high-5. Aiden wasn’t able to make it to front row so I put him on my shoulders and bee-lined to the front line (through the crowd) in time to get the President’s attention for a high-5. Please share these pictures with your athletes.

I will not be at practice this Saturday, March 19th. I’ll be coaching my daughter Erica’s team at the Pony Tail Tournament in York, PA. She has a game tonight at 5:00 PM. Coach Kryan Kennedy will be leading the Cheetah Practice this weekend.

See you next weekend and have a great practice with Coach Kryan.

Coach David


Monday, February 28
Community Cupcakes Recipient


The Montgomery Cheetahs were recipients of the Community Cupcakes

“Cupcakes Got Talent” Fundraiser held at Walter Johnson High School on

Saturday, February 28, 2011. The Cheetahs offer a sincere and heartfelt

thank you to Community Cupcakes.

For more information about Community Cupcakes, click here.

Friday, April 13
Cheetah Coach David Lucia Honored with Award

Cheetah Head Coach David Lucia was honored on Monday, April 9 with the Community Hero Award of the Montgomery County Civic Federation. The presentation was held as part of the Federation's monthly meeting at the County Council building in Rockville. The citation recognized Coach Lucia's tremendous contributions to the advancement of children with disabilities and read "Coach Lucia is more than a coach, he is a mentor, role model and a hero to many families in Montgomery County." This is a great honor for a man who does so much to build a sense of pride and confidence in our group of athletes (and parents). Congratulations David!


Monday, November 14
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