Awards of Brick

Our long awaited spirit wear has come to life.   With the help of Our long time supporter Awards of Brick, a small business family owned, who are now back up and running has helped us create an online store while simultaneously creating a fundraiser for us.  We will be receiving a percentage of each sale made.   Please find attached a flyer with only items ready available for purchase.  

There are a variety of item options with our two logos.   Typically, the B Star logo is for the travel team. 

These are the steps to purchase:  

1.  You can scan the QR Code or go online to  https:/brickstars2022.itemorder.com/shop/home/

2.   Choose your items and add them to the cart

3.  Securely checkout with your credit/debit card.

However, if any purchases are being made with checks please make the check out to "Brick Stars".  

This store will only run online UNTIL MONDAY 11/28/2022. If you have any questions  regarding your purchases you may reach out to Awards of Brick contact on the flyer directly.  

 Our goal is to have the items ready for distribution on December 18 at our Holdiay party in Howell after practice.  

Please share this flyer with everyone and anyone intersted in supporting us and our fundraiser.  

WE are extremely greatful for all of you and your children to be apart of our "Hockey Family".




The 2022-2023 Season will begin on

Sunday September 11

 7:50-8:35 am Advanced

8:35-9:20 am Beginners

Full schedule is now posted


Brick Stars Challenger Hockey

Working Towards a Brighter Future

Brick Stars is an ice hockey program for children and young adults with developmental disabilities. It was started by Alex DePalma and Dina Crepaldi in 2009. The program teaches skating, hockey skills and game skills. All are welcome to join and/or become a hockey helper/volunteer. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.


2022-2023 SEASON

Howell Ice Area

We are starting our SEASON on SUNDAY, September 11, at Howell Ice Arena located at 269 Squankum Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.  Also, note we have a new email "BrickStarsChallengerHockey@aol.com".

 Our time slot is as follows:

Travel Advanced 7:50-8:45 am

Beginner/Learn to Skate 8:45-9:30am

Click on forms to find the Brick Stars Registration Forms, the tentative pratice schedule for the  2022-2023 season will be posted soon.  The schedule is tentative at this time. 

  • There are additional forms and waivers required  in order for your child/adult's participation.   You will also need to register with USA Hockey for insurance purposes, please go to USA HOCKEY website www.usahockey.com and click on the link "Register Now", continue to click on the ice players/coaches. There is a registration fee.    Once the process is complete you will receive a confirmation number with bar code.  PLEASE FORWARD THIS CONFIRMATION NUMBER WITH BAR CODE to BrickStarsChallengerHockey@aol.comby EMAIL and or BRING A COPY WITH YOU Sunday, September 12..  YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICPATE WITH OUT IT.   

  • The Travel Team will also need to register with ASHA (American Special Hockey Association) instructions are also attached.  This is necessary in order for us to schedule games/tournaments with other ASHA teams.  If you have any questions regarding ASHA registration please contact Dona Yasser, directly, (donayasser@gmail.com) it is my understanding she is the Registrar for ASHA.

You may pay the brick stars program fee of $225.00 online at our website http://brickstarschallenger.wixsite.com/brickstarschallenger:

through the donate button, or mail forms and payments to Brick Stars Challenger Hockey, PO Box 1737 Brick NJ 08723.  Or bring a check with you at the start of our season on September 12.

If anyone has any questions, Regarding Registration forms or fees, please do not hesitate to call me or please email me separately at BrickStarsChallengerHockey@aol.com.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  

Enjoy the rest of your summer! 



Dina Crepaldi


Professional Disability Advocate

Brick Stars Challenger Hockey

Operations Manager, Co-Founder

(732) 618-2005





Who We Are

Registered as a 501(c)(3) public charity ("Brick Stars") is committed to improving the quality of life of individuals with disabilities by providing a special needs ice hockey program designed to meet the needs of the developmentally challenged athlete with a range of developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism or any other learning delays that prevent these disabled players (ages 5 to adult) from participating in any other existing organizations, by maximizing their development, productivity and social action on and off the ice.  In order for the Brick Stars to achieve this objective, our approach is to utilize the support services of Certified USA Hockey screened coaches, junior coaches and professional physical therapists teaching a wide range of skating ability from learn to skate to partaking in the game of "Special Hockey" in a fun filled atmosphere.  Comprised of a dedicated Director and group of passionate volunteers who strongly portray the vision that developmentally challenged athletes can learn to play the fundamental game of "Special Hockey" and the initiative exits that "hockey is for Everyone".
Special Hockey is a discipline sanctioned by USA Hockey, the national governing body of Hockey in the United States.  There are approximately 50 special hockey teams located in 30 cities throughout the United States as part of the American Special Hockey Association.  The Brick Stars is a member of the American Special Hockey Association.


“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”



Contact Brick Stars Challenger Hockey

If interested in joining and are unsure if we are equipped to handle your child's needs please contact Dina Crepaldi for further information at  dinac01@aol.com

For those interested in helping as Jr. Coaches please contact Alex DePalma at alexdepalma@comcast.net

PO Box 1737 Brick NJ 08723

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