There were spirited games of wheelchair lacrosse played at The Healthy Zone Rink in East Aurora, New York over July 13th and 14th between the Buffalo Bandits and a team from The Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO).
Adam Page, the founder and manager of the Bandits, was happy to see this competition occur as he works to expand wheelchair lacrosse in Western New York. Working with Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports, formerly The Sled Hockey Foundation (SHF), he invited Bret Followay, ASPO’s program manager, and a group of athletes from Ohio, to the weekend of games.
“We are really excited to see this happen – coordinating these events is a big part of what Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports is all about,” stated Norm Page, president of the GBAS board of directors. He added, “We thank Brett and ASPO for making the trip from Wooster, Ohio and committing to this weekend of games.”
ASPO is a nonprofit organization established to promote the health and wellness of individuals with physical disabilities. They provide competitive and recreational adaptive sport opportunities throughout Ohio.
Go to https://adaptivesportsohio.org/ for more information about ASPO.
Additionally, please look for the growth of Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports (GBAS) over the coming months. 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/