Cornerstone Arena in Lockport, New York was full of people young and old all day on Saturday, November 24th as everyone celebrated the Fourth Annual Hockey Day in Lockport – and The Sled Hockey Foundation (SHF) was right in the middle of the exciting action.
Adam Page, the Lancaster, New York native, and three-time Paralympic Sled Hockey Gold Medalist with Team USA, was in attendance signing autographs and copies of the new children’s book, Adam’s Way, based on his life overcoming the challenges of spina bifida to become one of the best sled hockey players in the world. Art teacher and writer, April Radder, and Adam’s cousin, recently wrote and published the book to recognize Adam’s achievements in meeting and beating his mobility disability. Proceeds from the sale of the book support the SHF. http://imaginewellc.com/adams-way
In addition to the book signing, the SHF conducted a free Just Try It event allowing people to experience sled hockey. Dozens of “kids” young and old tried the sleds and had a great time.
Shelley Unocic, Executive Director of the Lockport Ice Arena and Sports Center, commented, “It’s great to have April and Adam here celebrating her new book. The Sled Hockey Foundation adds a lot to our rink and community, getting people exposed to this amazing part of hockey. We’re loving hockey day in Lockport!”
Note: The SHF conducts Just Try It events all over Western New York at no cost to the participants. This effort is meant to grow awareness of the sport and to encourage people with disabilities to take to the ice. The SHF seeks donations from the community as those generous investments allow the foundation to do its work to provide recreational opportunities to mobility disabled children, adults, and injured military veterans. Please donate online today.