It with a heavy heart I notify you all of the passing of Storm Special Hockey Player Jack Title. Jack had been a member of our team for many years, always with a smile on his face, always laughing and always aware when a coach or manager was playing hooky and made us accountable for our whereabouts at all times. We will all miss Jack's positive attitude, loving personality, and smiling face at Storm Special Hockey.
Jack Raymond Title, 20, passed away peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on April 6, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born in New London, CT on November 2, 1993. Jack is survived by his grandmothers Betsy Russell and Sally Title, his parents David and Laurie Title, and his three siblings: his brother Russell and his sisters Sarah and Robin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 9 at 12 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Burial services will be private. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 9 and 10 at the home of David and Laurie Title, 637 Rock Ridge Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Special Olympics of Connecticut, 2666 State Street, Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517 or Yale New-Haven Hospital, Office of Development, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.
It is so hard to believe that the end of our seventh season is here already! We've been so packed with activities in addition to practices and games, that I feel like we need a few more months of skating in order to slow down and smell the roses!
Since the first week in October, Storm players have had a practice each Sunday, Played home and away games with the Jumbo's, Chasers, Raptors & Dare Devils, Traveled to New Jersey and Maryland for Tournaments, and still have one to go in a few weeks, Played on the ice at Webster Bank Arena/Harbor Yard and attended a Sound Tiger's game, Were Guests of the New Canaan Winter Club for a wonderful Outdoor Skate, Starred in a video by Gotta Love CT Hockey, which was phenomenal, Took part in a clinic held for them by the Bridgeport Police, and I'm quite sure I have forgotten a few things!
Wow, I think we need a rest! Tomorrow is our last practice for the season and our end of season celebration. We are all so very proud of our Storm Hockey Players. They have all worked so very hard again this season and grown in so many wonderful and miraculous ways. Our Athletes made many new friends this season, learned a load of new skills, both social and hockey and seem to grow before our eyes every week!
We are blessed to have the Athletes we do. Blessed to have the Volunteer Coaches, Assistants, Mentors and Parents we do. It's what makes Storm work so beautifully year after year.
I can honestly say, I have never been so happy and proud to be involved with an organization such as Storm Special Hockey in my life. It is both a Blessing and a Labor of Love to be involved with all of you, and I Thank you All.
Have a Wonderful Party! See you in October! GO STORM!
Storm Hockey Sound Tiger's Night, Saturday, February 8
Southern CT Storm Special Hockey spent a fabulous afternoon and evening at Harbor Yard with the Sound Tigers! We played a pre-game with our friends from the Boston Bear Cubs, then enjoyed a great Sound Tiger Hockey game. We had a very popular table in the Arena and met a number of wonderful people and kids eager to hear all about us.
Thank You to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for having us at the arena, and supporting us another year.
Players & Families,
Southern CT Storm Special Hockey
For the second year, the Harden brothers have supported Southern Ct Storm Special Hockey Team as the beneficiary of proceeds from the H13, Holmes Harden Memorial Golf Tourney that was held on Thursday, September 26th, at the New Canaan Country Club.
The Tournament, in honor of the Harden boy's father, is a lasting tribute to a man who loved family and hockey. Boyd Harden says his father would be very proud that the proceeds of this tournament goes to such a worthy cause.
An all volunteer non-profit organization, Storm Special Hockey is a successful therapeutic program for young athletes with a developmental disability. Storm ice rental costs alone run approximately $20,000 per season and 100% of all donations received go towards the program. Storm teaches life & social skills to children with a host of developmental disabilities, through the game of Ice Hockey.
Our heartfelt Thank You, to the Harden Family and those who participated in the Tournament, for their continued support of Southern CT Storm Special Hockey.