Twenty-five year-old Geoff McGrath, member of USARS and AAU Roller Hockey from 1996 through 2009, suffered a spinal cord injury, among other injuries, in March 2015 after being hit head-on in a motor vehicle accident. As a result of his injuries, Geoffrey is now quadriplegic. He also had to have part of his leg amputated as a result of his injuries from the accident.
Geoff began playing roller hockey at the age of 3 at Deptford Skating and Hockey Center in 1993 and played travel roller hockey since the age of 6 (1996) with the Tour Jaguars Roller Hockey Club.
Geoff has multi roller hockey accomplishments and his greatest achievements include representing the USA during his participation on Team USA.
Geoff participated in AAU-USARS Junior Olympics from age 9 through 18. He played for the Team USA program in the AAU-USARS Junior Olympics from age 14 through 18. He attended the AAU-USARS Junior Olympics in Detroit MI, New Orleans LA, St. Louis MO, Philadelphia PA and Raleigh NC
2009 – Selected for USARS Junior Inline Hockey Team USA – World Championships
2008 – Federation of International Roller Sports (FIRS) Junior Worlds
Following this competition, Geoffrey was named to the “All-American” team for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Inline Hockey 18U “AAA” Division Competition.
2008 – AAU Scholarship Recipient
As you can imagine, the life of this active young man changed in an instant. Once home, Geoffrey will require 24-hour care. In addition to medical expenses, Geoffrey will require a specialized wheelchair and other medical equipment. The McGraths have had to make major modifications to their home in order to make it accessible for Geoff. The purchase of an accessible vehicle is also a necessity. This equipment and the renovations are extremely costly.
The McGraths have done so much for so many. They are a loving, caring, generous family who never hesitate to help anyone in their family, among their group of friends, or in their community. Now it is time to do for them what they would so willingly do for others! Anything you are willing to donate would be greatly appreciated. All donations can be made at http://www.gofundme.com/g86xepbxg