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.
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
"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.