The Sled Hockey Foundation (SHF) and the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) teamed up in July for a special evening of wheelchair lacrosse for a group of women warriors at RiverWorks in Buffalo, NY. The SHF’s founder and inspiration, Adam Page, has not only won three Paralympic gold medals with Team USA but has also started a wheelchair lacrosse team – the Buffalo Bandits.
Adam’s Bandits are sponsored by the professional lacrosse team of the same name. Since 2016, the wheelchair lacrosse team has been growing and solidifying its roster and working to provide great recreational fitness for Adam and other sled hockey players during the off-season summer months.
The growing relationship between the SHF and the WWP made a perfect fit to offer a wheelchair lacrosse experience for the women warriors. After getting settled into their chairs and warming up with some practice exercises, the group enjoyed a rousing game supported by Adam and some of his Bandits teammates.
“It’s great to see these women having such a good time doing something that none of them had done before,” Adam stated. He added, “We look forward to the Sled Hockey Foundation doing more wheelchair events for the Wounded Warrior Project and other groups looking for terrific recreational experiences.”
The SHF is expanding its efforts to serve mobility disabled children, adults, and injured military veterans by including wheelchair lacrosse in its adaptive sports activities. Keep an eye on the SHF’s website and monthly Newsletter for information on upcoming sled hockey and wheelchair lacrosse events. As always, these events are free and aimed at introducing these great sports to the public.
Please note that the SHF always welcomes donations from the community as those generous investments allow the foundation to do its important work.
The SHF thanks its friends at RiverWorks for their support and partnership.