The Sled Hockey Foundation (SHF) welcomed another Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Odyssey group to Western New York. The group of 11 warrior couples and the four WWP support staff took to the ice at the Cattaraugus Community Center on the Seneca Nation of Indians.
The sled hockey event, held on Sunday, March 10th, was the first activity of a busy week for the Odyssey participants. Given that the group had just arrived in the area and were settling into the experience, they were reserved at first. It didn’t take long on the ice and the volume went up as many of the warriors and their spouses got fully into the spirit of the sport.
“These sled hockey events are always new for the participants – and they love it,” stated Greg Hancock, a Combat Stress Recovery Specialist and Odyssey leader. He added, “We enjoy working with The Sled Hockey Foundation and experiencing adaptive sport options for the wounded warriors.”
The SHF is grateful for the WWP’s donations in support of their work together. The growing collaboration between the two organizations is part of the SHF’s mission to expand adaptive sport opportunities for people with disabilities and physical limitations.