The nervous anticipation of trying sled hockey gave way to laughter and cheers as ten wounded warriors and their spouses took to the ice at Cornerstone Arena on Friday, November 16th. The Sled Hockey Foundation (SHF) helped the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) provide a new recreational challenge to the participating warriors.
Like several previous SHF events with the WWP, the participants were in Buffalo as part of the ongoing Project Odyssey adventures with groups of wounded veterans. The important association between the SHF and the WWP is providing a unique recreational challenge and therapy to veterans coping with various injuries.
Greg Hancock, a combat stress recovery specialist with the WWP and coordinator of this Odyssey experience, stated, “This is really great! These couples have been through a lot and it’s so nice to see them take on this challenge together – they are having a ball. This is a great way for them to blow off steam.”