February 27, 2018

Tough Sledding Movie!



A message from Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the 2002 USA Paralympic Sled Hockey Team - Rick "Nifty" Middleton and Tom Moulton:



Hello to all my family and friends,



We are in need for your help, either thru donations or help in getting the word out in social media so we can tell this compelling story of perseverance and grit that has come of age after 16 years. 


Former Boston Bruins Captain Rick Middleton and Tom Moulton coached the 2002 US Paralympic Sled Hockey Team in Salt Lake City, Utah, to an unlikely gold medal. The team inspired the city and the game was played in front of a capacity crowd of 8,600 people at the E-Center. The time has come to tell the dramatic story through a scripted film.  


This story has similarities to the Disney produced movie “Miracle” that told the story of a bunch of college kids who beat the unbeatable Russians in the 1980 Olympics and went on to win Gold! 

We believe our story, this movie "Tough Sledding" will tug at your heart and bring you out of your seat like no movie since "Miracle". There is a depth at the heart of "Tough Sledding" and the characters whose stories will drive the movie. It is a story of seeking fulfillment as individuals against a backdrop of obstacles facing the team goal. 


Click on our Indiegogo site  (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tough-sledding-sports-usa#/) and watch the ripomatic "Tough Sledding" – it will be the first movie about a Paralympic sports team. A ripomatic is a short compilation of scenes from other sports movies that will give you a good idea of what our story is all about.


Your donation is tax deductible! 


We are seeking your help spreading the word through social media contacts, email, and word of mouth. If you are interested, please paste this email and link to our IndieGoGo site to your friends or groups that may like to help. Please reach out to us with any specific people, companies or organizations you would like us to contact. 


If you’d like to join our launch party in Boston please RSVP to toughsledding18@gmail.com by March 8th. Those who rsvp will be entered into a drawing for amazing tickets to the Bruins game that night across the street.


On behalf of Rick, Tom, Gary, Yaron and Arthur I’d like to thank you so much for your support! For just $10, we will include your name in the credits. 


Much appreciated,


Thanks Tom


Donate: https://igg.me/at/toughsledding