Each and every week I see incredible changes in our players, reaching goals I never would have thought possible.
San Diego Chill uses a one-on one mentoring model to teach seven to thirteen year-olds with developmental disabilities, including Autism and Down syndrome, how to play ice hockey and engage in positive social interactions. Teens volunteer as coaches and are assigned to specific players, allowing them to develop deep and meaningful bonds. Lessons are free for participants with all equipment donated. San Diego Chill is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and has grown into a welcoming community for more than 30 players and 25 coaches. Isaiah’s leadership and passion has also increased community awareness for children with special needs.