Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports (GBAS), formerly The Sled Hockey Foundation, is enjoying its new brand and expanded adaptive activities throughout Western New York.
GBAS is looking forward to a busy winter season as it winds down summer programming, that has included wheelchair lacrosse, paddle sports, in conjunction with WNY Adaptive Water Sports, developing special lacrosse for people with cognitive disabilities, and, notably, becoming a Chapter of Disabled Sports USA.
“We have really picked up momentum over the last several months as we expanded our reach into the community to support and develop more adaptive recreational opportunities for people with disabilities,” said Steve Wischmann, Executive Director of GBAS.
Steve indicated that GBAS is developing sled hockey events for the approaching fall and winter seasons at Canalside, in Buffalo, Cornerstone Arena, In Lockport, and Northtown Center, in Amherst. Additionally, GBAS has helped develop a regional sled hockey schedule of games as the beginning effort to establish a sled hockey league in Western New York. GBAS will also be collaborating with the Phoenix Adaptive Program at Holimont Ski Resort and the Lounsbury Adaptive Program at Holiday Valley to support and expand their efforts.
Norm Page, President of GBAS’s board of directors, added, “We enjoyed success as The Sled Hockey Foundation, but that experience made it clear we could do more. We are excited to grow over the coming months and into next year as we work to change people’s lives.”
Continue to go to https://www.sledhockeyfoundation.org/events for more information about upcoming action. The new GBAS website is coming soon!
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