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Annual Sled Hockey FUNdraiser Tuesday at BC Conte Forum

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  March 21, 2011 09:36 AM

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(Courtesy: Boston College)

The following is an announcement from Boston College:

For the 9th year in a row, Connell School students and members of the Boston College women's ice hockey team will face off against the Massachusetts Hospital School's Chariots in a sled hockey game. Proceeds will go directly to the Chariots' sled hockey program at the Canton school for children and young adults with disabilities.

The face-off will take place Monday, March 22, at 6:30 pm in Conte Forum.

The Massachusetts Hospital School provides medical, rehabilitation, recreational, and educational services to children and young adults with disabilities. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Chariots. In addition to the game, the event will feature raffles and a bake sale. Donations will also be accepted.

Sled hockey is played in similar fashion to ice hockey. The wheelchair-bound Chariots and the BC students will play hockey in double blade sleds and use two sticks, one to propel themselves and the other to play the puck.

BC nursing students devised the idea of a sled hockey game fundraiser nine years ago after meeting the Chariots players during their pediatric clinical rotations at the Mass. Hospital School. Since its inception, the BC sled hockey game has raised more than $10,000 for the Chariots to fund new equipment, tournament participation and accommodations for players attending out-of-state tournaments.

For more information about the event or making a donation, contact Nanci Peters, assistant professor at the Connell School of Nursing, 617-733-5199, or via e-mail at nanci.peters.2@bc.edu.

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