The annual hockey event supports FourBlock Foundation and its military veterans.
FourBlock Foundation will host the 4th annual Inspire Games on May 2 at Chelsea Piers in NYC. The event kicks off with a round-robin hockey tournament from 12-4 p.m. ET and concludes with a reception from 4-7 p.m. ET.
100% of proceeds from the event support FourBlock and its military veterans, including wounded Marine veteran and Paralympic gold medalist Ralph DeQuebec, a FourBlock alumnus who competed with the U.S. sled hockey team at the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
In 2012, Gunnery Sergeant Ralph DeQuebec deployed with 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion to Afghanistan. On June 21, GySgt DeQuebec was disarming an improvised explosive device when it detonated. As a result of the blast, Ralph lost both legs above the knee. Ralph spent four years recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. With the help of his FourBlock mentor, he discovered he responds best, both physically and mentally, to recreational therapy; in particular, he fell in love with sled hockey.
In 2016, Ralph retired from the Marine Corps and began pursuing his dream of playing in the 2018 Winter Paralympics. In 2017, he was named co-captain of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team, and in January 2018, he was selected to play with the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team in PyeongChang.
Behind Ralph’s solid defense and three assists, Team USA took home Paralympic gold this past March with a thrilling overtime victory against Canada.
To donate, learn more about the event, or explore sponsorship opportunities, please click the “Inspire Dreams Today” button above. If you’re in the NYC area, you can also purchase tickets to attend this year’s games.
FourBlock would also like to thank the following companies for sponsoring the 4th annual Inspire Games. These great organizations are inspiring the Olympic dreams of wounded veterans:
FM Global • Marsh • Ironshore • CNA • AIG • Starr Companies
JetBlue • Chubb • XL Catlin • Liberty Mutual • Markel • Zurich
Hudson Insurance Group • Canopius • CRC • AmWINS • RT Specialty • The Hartford
Everest • LIU • Sompo International • Brit Global Specialty USA • Swiss Re • Gen Re • Tito’s Handmade Vodka • USA Hockey • USA Hockey Foundation • NHL Alumni
FourBlock is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is the nation’s local network for leading veteran professionals. Each year, hundreds of veterans in every corner of the country are equipped to pursue careers right for them, thanks to the support of local FourBlock communities. From leading organizations to launching innovative new ventures, FourBlock veterans are tackling mission critical goals at Fortune 500 companies through the power of the FourBlock network. To learn more about how FourBlock is helping veterans transition better and building a national community of veteran professionals, visit fourblock.org