Special - Give Us A Game
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Special - Give Us A Game

Special - Give Us A Game is an eight year study, written and directed by Karl J. Niemiec and produced by Coconut Productions, exploring the social benefits gained by athletes afflicted with Autism, Down Syndrome, Strokes, Aspergers Disorder, Physical Birth Defects and basic Neurological Deficits who are members of Special Hockey International and American Special Hockey Association.

Starting in 1999, this documentary follows Ben Niemiec and his special hockey team, the Michigan FAR Flyers, in their search for a game with their peers, to hockey tournaments in St. Louis, Chicago, Arlington Virginia, Washington DC and Canada.

During tournament and banquette activities, spliced with then and now footage of the Michigan FAR Flyers, coaches, parents, players, teachers, speech pathologists and music therapist all express their professional and personal opinions on why playing organized hockey is such a positive social experience for Special Needs Athletes, their families and friends.

Special - Give Us A Game is dedicated to the boys, girls, men and women who play, coach or support Special Hockey and seeks to help Special Hockey achieve their goals of being an international recognized Sporting Organization of over 100 Special Hockey Teams so that the Athletes, their families and friends can participate in more tournaments more often.

Portions of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD go to:
American Special Hockey Association
P.O. Box 3411
Crofton, Maryland 21114
Federal Tax ID Number 33-1111482

Televised Broadcasts:
Portions of "Special - Give Us A Game" has appeared in National TV Commercials and Broadcasted TV Shows promoting Special Hockey.

"Organizations like this don't happen overnight. This DVD allows a peek inside Special Hockey; what it's about and how much it helped the Michigan FAR Flyers become a real hockey team."

Ben Niemiec - Head Coach Michigan FAR Flyers

"Special is excellent and will help ASHA a lot."
Mike Hickey - President of American Special Hockey Association And Head Coach of Washington Ice Dogs

"Ben and Karl: We just want to say THANK YOU for the DVD on Special Hockey. It is Awesome!!!! It brought back a lot of memories from when the athletes were so young and now as they have become grownup and how much they have improved - through great coaching I am sure:) We enjoyed watching this so much and will be treasured throughout our years with Michigan Far Flyers. Thanks again for all the work you did!!!! Frank, Cheryl and Trevor Taylor"

Ben Niemiec, Mike Hickey, Jim Hermann

www.indyspecialhockey.org is a Special Hockey Team inspired by Special Give Us A Game and formed in 2009

Film Festivals:
"Special - Give Us A Game" - Premiered at the Michigan Special Olympics in 2000, and later that year at the Alaska Special Olympics as a demonstration to allow Special Hockey to participate in the Olympics Games.

Title #245933
Format: DVD-R