WARRIOR FOR
LIFE FUND 

A Proud Supporter of the Navy SEAL Foundation

From active service to retirement, the Warrior For Life Fund will support our warriors by providing programs and infrastructure that help military families from all service branches cope with the unique challenges of combat, extended deployments, disabilities and the long lasting effects of war through the game of hockey while ensuring the bond of their service remains unbroken. The Warrior For Life Fund will memorialize the history and heritage of military service and honor those who have unselfishly given the ultimate sacrifice.

2019 Face Off For Heroes

Saturday, October 26th at Bentley Arena in Waltham, MA

The Warrior for Life Fund, in partnership with the Boston Bruins Foundation and benefiting the Navy SEAL Foundation, is pleased to announce the inaugural Alumni Classic-Face Off for Heroes hockey game between the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers Alumni will take place 1:00pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Bentley Arena in Waltham, MA.

The game will benefit the Warrior for Life Fund with NHL Hall of Famer’s Ray Bourque, Joe Mullen, Brian Leetch, Glen Anderson, Brad Park (Coach), Jean Ratelle (Coach) & Rod Gilbert (Coach) as well as Bruins and Rangers notables Rick Middleton, Jay Miller, Reggie Lemelin, Ken Linseman, Bob Sweeney, Andrew Alberts, Dave Shaw, Andrew Raycroft, Bruce Crowder, Frank Simonetti, Mike Mottau , Mark Mowers, Dan LaCouture, Adam Graves, Ron Duguay, Brad Richards, Brian Mullen, Jeff Beukeboom, Stephane Matteau, Jay Wells, Steve Eminger, Colton Orr, Tom Laidlaw, and Steve Valiquette anticipated to attend.

Ticket information COMING SOON!

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About the Bentley Arena

Bentley University’s NCAA Division I hockey team plays at The Bentley Arena, and it’s a common location for career fairs, high-profile speakers, alumni events and concerts.

The Bentley Arena is the first standalone ice arena in the country to receive LEED Platinum certification, and the first LEED-certified building on the University’s century-old campus.  As a prime example of sustainable design and energy efficiency, the arena will be a place for generations of Falcons to gather, play, cheer and learn.

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Capital Campaign: Warrior Ice Center

The Warrior Ice Center

The Warrior For Life Fund is working with a team of dedicated Virginia Beach hockey supporters to raise 3.5 million dollars to help build the Warrior Ice Center, a new energy efficient arena complex. The Warrior Ice Center will house and expand the Warrior for Life Fund youth and adult hockey programs, which are in part supported by the Navy SEAL Foundation, while growing and diversifying the game of hockey for military and civilian families in the Virginia Beach area. The Warrior Ice Arena will have two NHL regulation ice surfaces built to Paralympic Standards in order to accommodate the expanding sled hockey program and host adaptive hockey tournaments and serve the local military community and civilians in and around Hampton Roads, Virginia area which is home to the largest concentration of active duty and retired military personnel in the world.

Warrior Ice Center Overview

The Warrior Ice Center is envisioned as a 90,000 square foot facility built to house two NHL regulation size ice sheets, one with a concrete floor that can be covered to be used for non-ice events. One rink would be a showcase arena with approximately 4,000 seats, the other would have seating for 100-200 spectators. A center-hung video scoreboard would be used on the showcase rink and wall-mounted score boards on the second rink. Additionally, the facility and rinks are intended to be built to Paralympic Training Center standards to accommodate the sled hockey community. Other features of the facility would include: 8 locker rooms (with 2 larger ones designated for semi-pro/college teams) and 2 referee dressing rooms, a pro-shop/equipment rental stand, restaurant-style concession area, 3-4 meeting/party rooms, STEM lab for community children, a box office and office space. The facility will also serve as an authorized STEM field trip for Virginia public schools.

Help us reach the goal!

The Warrior For Life Fund is helping to conduct several fund raising events to help reach our goal.  See our Events section for current and future events. 

Progress to Our Goal

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As a proud supporter of the Navy SEAL Foundation, WFLF is working with, and through the NSF to raise money for the Warrior Ice Center to continue our mission of support for active duty, retired veterans and their families through the sport of hockey.

Warrior for Life Fund Programs

The Warrior For Life Fund offers and supports several programs aimed at active duty, retired military and their families, and the greater community at large

GOLD STAR SUPPORT

Support for Gold Star Families who’ve lost loved ones in combat

SLED HOCKEY

Sled hockey instruction, coaching, equipment, and team for disabled veterans

MENTORSHIP

Mentorship, life guidance and social skill development for children of deployed military members

NSW MEMORIAL GAMES

Memorial hockey games to honor fallen Navy SEALs and their families

TRANSITION SUPPORT

Transition support for retiree’s to maintain a connection with their community and forge new connections

ADULT LEARN-TO-PLAY HOCKEY

Aimed at introducing the game of hockey to active duty and retired military members and the greater community at large

POST-SERVICE SUPPORT

Post deployment decompression, re-engagement and assimilation

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

Activities to help families cope with and stay active during a parent / spouse deployment

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