The Sled Hockey Foundation Participates in the First-Ever Project Play Western New York Community Conversation

Shfprofile%28redreverse%29 The Sled Hockey Foundation on Apr 08, 2019 | News


Norm and Adam Page, the President and Vice-president respectively of The Sled Hockey Foundation’s (SHF) Board of Directors, along with Executive Director Steve Wischmann, participated in the first-ever Project Play Western New York (WNY) Conversation event held at the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

The four-hour event welcomed over 300 participants from throughout the Western New York youth sports community to discuss growing sports-related recreational activities to reach as many kids as possible throughout the eight-county region.

This effort resulted from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation teaming up with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB) and the Aspen Institute to host State of Play WNY Roundtables in 2017.  These sessions led to establishing the Project Play WNY effort as Phase II of this youth sports initiative.

“Our mission is to ensure that all children have an opportunity to be active through sport regardless of where they live in our region,” stated Bridget Niland, CFGB’s Director of Project Play Western New York.

Adam Page, representing the SHF and adaptive sports, is a member of the Project Play WNY Advisory Council.  His involvement has been an important part of the dialogue to reach as many kids as possible regardless of their abilities. Adam’s success as a three-time U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist in sled hockey, and founder of the Buffalo Bandits Wheelchair Lacrosse team, offers an example for all children with disabilities to get involved in sports.

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