Sponsored by the nonprofit Navy Youth Hockey Association, Hockey for Heroes honors and celebrates American veterans. This 24-hour hockey tournament, scheduled for March 11 and 12, 2016, at the USNA McMullen Ice Arena in Annapolis, Maryland, features one-hour exhibition games played around the clock. In 2015, the tournament raised more than $122,000 for three organizations, including USA Warriors Ice Hockey, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), and Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
The USA Warriors Ice Hockey program organizes and administers ice hockey games as a recreational, educational, and therapeutic service for disabled veterans. WWP helps injured post-9/11 veterans and provides programs and services to meet their needs. DAV seeks to improve and empower veterans to lead high-quality lives.