The Sled Hockey Foundation (SHF) participated in the 31st Annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day (DD Day) Conference held at the Niagara Falls Event and Conference Center on Thursday, May 30th.
Steve Wischmann, the SHF’s Executive Director, and Adam Page, the SHF’s Director of Community Engagement, and three-time Paralympic sled hockey gold medalist, staffed a table sharing program information with hundreds of attendees.
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support at DD day! The vendor hall was once again filled to capacity this year! It was a great opportunity for the participants to interact with so many different services in one place. We couldn’t have had a successful event without you! Thank you so much for your support!”, exclaimed Ruth Malinowski, Special Needs Outreach Liaison for Kaleida Health.
The conference highlights included the attendance of over 1,500 professionals, people with developmental disabilities, and families from Western New York and over 100 agencies and vendors exhibiting. This is considered the largest one-day conference on this topic in North America.
Go to http://www.ddday.org/ for more information and to learn of the 2020 DD Day events.
Additionally, please look for the growth of the SHF into Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports (GBAS) over the coming weeks. Building on the success of the SHF, GBAS looks to change people’s lives through access to several adaptive sports and recreation, including wheelchair lacrosse, kayaking, downhill skiing, and sled hockey, of course!
Follow all the action and donate at: https://www.sledhockeyfoundation.org/