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Olympian Brody Roybal

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QUICK FACTS:

  • Participates in 5K races, triathalons, sled hockey, knee boarding, and wakeboarding

  • Selected for the USA National Developmental Sled Hockey Team with a goal of making the USA National Team and playing in the Paralympics

  • Handcycle is "a great way for me to exercise, stay in shape, and work my arms in the hockey off season."

  • Check out Brody's Blog

  • Attending University of Arizona

  • Paralympics USA Sled Hockey Gold Medalist 2014 Sochi (youngest paralympian sled hockey gold medalist in history)

  • Paralympics USA Sled Hockey Gold Medalist 2018 PyeongChang beating Canada 2-1 sudden death overtime

  • Two-time Paralympic gold medalist (2014, 2018)

  • As a member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, has played in two International Paralympic Committee Sled Hockey World Championships (gold - 2015; silver - 2017); five World Sled Hockey Challenge tournaments (first 2015, 2016 (Jan.), 2016 (Dec.), 2017; second 2013); the 2016 IPC Pan-Pacific Championship and the 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament

  • Named Best Forward and Tournament MVP of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea

  • Set a U.S. records for points, goals and assists in a single-season with 48 points, 26 goals and 22 assists in 17 games during the 2017-18 campaign

  • Finished 2014-15 season as team leader in assists (13) and only player to earn a point in all 13 games; Ranked second overall in points with 20 (7-13)

  • Member of the U.S. Development Sled Hockey Team 2012-13

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About Athletes Helping Athletes

Remember how much fun you had as a kid riding bikes with your family and friends? That exact same feeling of fun and freedom is what the Athletes of AHA get to experience when they hop on their brand new Adaptive Bike for the first time.

Your donations allow each eligible athlete to receive a custom built Adaptive Bike from AHA. Plus, AHA is 100% supported by Road Runner Sports! Together, AHA and Road Runner Sports ensure that all of your donations go to purchasing Adaptive Bike so that 100% of the cost is covered for each family.

You'd be amazed at the power an Adaptive Bike has to take a child from being stuck on the sidelines to becoming a full participant in the fun! Giving kids this gift offers them the chance to ride bikes with friends and family, set personal goals, and simply feel the joy of being a kid.

Thank you for your commitment to giving children with disabilities the opportunity to go fast, be free, and have fun!

AHA grants adaptive bikes to children 18 years and younger with "permanent physical" disabilities.  The child must be able to self-propel their bike without assistance and the family must know which bike is best for their child when applying.  Adaptive bikes are not covered by insurance and most charity grant processes are long and cumbersome.  We want to give these children the opportunity to "Just Be Kids" by making the process easy.  Athletes Helping Athletes is very unique in that it is 100% supported by Road Runner Sports, we accept applications 365 days a year, approve grants 365 days a year and we take the entire cost of the bike off the shoulders of the family. Since AHA was established in 2000 we have changed the lives of over 1,312 children and their families.