The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) took to the ice yet again for some tremendous recreational therapy with The Sled Hockey Foundation. On January 7th a group of injured veterans from all over the country learned sled hockey for the first time in a 90-minute event at the Seneca Nation’s Cattaraugus Community Center.
The event challenged the warriors to get comfortable on the ice and perform individual and team-building exercises. The ice came alive with laughter and hollers of mutual support as the group bonded through the physical nature of the event.
The evening included talking sessions to discuss what the warriors were experiencing and how this time together was impacting them. To a person, everyone expressed appreciation for the sled hockey time and unique opportunity to bond in a shared situation that was new to all of them.
"This is great – the guys love it! We need to do this again!" said Tony Day, one of the participating Combat Stress Recovery Specialists with the WWP.
The Sled Hockey Foundation is happy to be growing its collaboration with the WWP and expanding the opportunity to provide sled hockey for people who can benefit by the challenging experience.