Sam recieves congratulations from one of his many fans after finishing the 2010 Marine Corp Marathon
The Special Hockey Washington Ice Dogs are so proud of Ice Dog player Sam Smith as he completes the 2010 Marine Corp Marathon in a time of 4 hours and 34 minutes.
Sam Smith not only provides inspiration and motivation on the ice, but also has taken his spirit and commitment to others off the ice as well. Sam recently ran the 2010 Marine Corp Marathon in an outstanding time of 4 hours and 34 minutes.
After years of training Sam was able to run the marathon and provided inspiration to others on hard work to complete a goal.
What makes this even more amazing is Sam ran the marathon to raise funds and awareness for Autism. Sam also spoke at an OAR dinner the night before the marathon where he gave a very motivational speech to all in attendance. Sam has currently risen over $1,200 for OAR or Organization for Autism Research. Sam will continue to raise funds for the organization throughout the year 2010 and into 2011 until next years Marine Corp Marathon. You can donate to Sam's cause by going to: http://www.firstgiving.com/samuelsmith
"Sam's accomplishments are an inspiration to us all with the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) as well as his Washington Ice Dogs family" says Mike Hickey President of ASHA.
"This is just one example of the many achievements of our ASHA athletes, they prove to me everyday how nearly anything can be achieved through the pure joy of the love for whatever it is you are doing on or off the ice" This is what makes all of us involved with ASHA programs to continue to work to provide or programs.
Please join us again in congratulating Sam on this great achievement.