Montgomery Cheetahs: Press/Awards

Friday, December 3
Special Hockey on the Road
Cheetah mom and writer Jean Winegardner writes about the Steel City Iceberg's visit to Rockville, MD to play the Montgomery Cheetahs.

Thursday, March 4
Local Articles

The Frederick News Post published an article about the Cheetahs in January 2009. Click here to read it.

 quoted from the article:

"I've been doing this for three years and it's helped me a lot," said Adam Rothstein, a member of the team. "It's fun. You learn strategy and what do to."

The Cheetahs were featured in an article in the Gazette in April 2007. Click here for the link.

Click here for more pictures not published with the article.

May 2008

WJLA featured a piece on a NOVA CoolCat.


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. 



Monday, April 19
Taking a Cheetah Under His Wing

photo by Toni L. Sandys

Four year Cheetah Mentor, Sam Sherker, was featured in an article in the

Washington Post Sport's section on April 19, 2010. Photos and article by Toni L. Sandys.

Thursday, March 4
Jewish Youth Philantrhopy Institute Grant May 2009

The Cheetahs were the recipients of a $1,000 grant as the result of a proposal written by Cheetah mentor Josh Price. The grant was being made through the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute program. Josh created a video presentation about the Cheetahs and his peers voted to award us the grant.

You can learn more about the program at

Josh's video is posted here:

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Cheetah Scott Astrove accepts the Taff Award
Thursday, March 4
F. Michael Taff Award January 2007
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The Cheetahs were awarded the F. Michael Taff Award by the Rockville Human Rights Commission.

The award was given on Monday January 15 at Rockville High School (2100 Baltimore Road) at 12 noon during Rockville’s 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration.

The Taff Award honors an individual or organization that has made a contribution to improving the lives of people with disabilities. This contribution may include efforts to improve accessibility for people with disabilities, raise public awareness of disability issues, or in any way further the cause of people with disabilities.

Thursday, March 4
Governor's Volunteer Service Award April 2008

Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

The Cheetahs were recognized during the 25th Anniversary of the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award in the Category of Youth Group.

The selection criteria included:

Outstanding volunteer service

Positive Influence that addresses a problem or enhances the quality of life in Maryland

Acts of generosity or kindness

Emphasis of service during the 2007 calendar year

The award will was presented in late April 2008 in Annapolis by Lt. Governor Anthony