Northtown Center in Amherst, NY was the site of yet another great evening of fun on the ice on March 5th for members of the Stone’s Buddies program as they participated with The Sled Hockey Foundation (SHF) in trying the adaptive sport of sled hockey.
Stone’s Buddies, an Oishei Children’s Hospital program that supports families coping with chronic and life-threatening illness, has been collaborating with the SHF over the last couple of years to offer sled hockey as a recreational experience for its patients.
Alyssa Jerge, Stone’s Buddies Coordinator, took to the ice with the kids and loved the experience.
“It is so great to see these kids try this and meet the challenge of a new experience,” Alyssa stated. “We’re working with The Sled Hockey Foundation to plan another event like this in the coming weeks,” she added.
The Sled Hockey Foundation is happy to be growing its collaboration with the Children’s Hospital and expanding the opportunity to share the benefits of adaptive sports. This effort is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.