The California Condors Special Needs Ice Hockey Program Bringing the skills, thrills and friendship of Ice Hockey to people with developmental disabilities
Benjamin may not be the fastest Condor playing Hockey but he is definitely the fastest kid at Hooking a rug. While staying socially distant, he is working on his latest Latch hook rug, a huge masterpiece! 27” by 40” it size. Here is a picture of Benjamin working several hours a day on the rug; a picture of what the final rug will look like; and a picture of how much progress he has made so far in completing it.
This firefighter rug will be donated to the Ventura County firefighters, in appreciation for their dedication and bravery in keeping Simi Valley, home of the Condors program and Iceoplex, safe from the fires. The Condors play hockey every year with the Ventura County firefighter’s hockey team. Captain Brad Peters knows about Benjamin’s pending donation, and is looking into the best place for it to be hung.
Benjamin is also a member of his own 3H club – Hockey, Hooking and Harp!. He practices daily and had a harp lesson by Facetime!
And then there is Disney Plus!; streaming all 275 episodes of Cheers; and long walks with Ruby the beagle. Benjamin is quite Happy with Hunkering down! He knows that staying at home is a Win Win solution to the Corona Virus scourge – it keeps him safe and others safe.
Condors welcome their new mascot Chuy!!!!
A huge Condors welcome to our newest huge supporter - Chuy the Condor! We are sure that Chuy will shake things up anytime the Condors take the ice!!!! GO CONDORS!!!!!
This animation below was made by Condor Player, Cameron B. He made it with the assistance and direction of the Saturday workshop instructors at Exceptional Minds Studios. Way to go Cameron - FLY CONDORS FLY!!!!
Thank You Bob Miller for entertaining and educating us all - you are a legend!!
We are temporarily on hiatus due to the shut down caused by the Corona Virus Covid-19. Please follow all directions given to us by the CDC and our local governments. We will get through this together!!!