By Spencer Montgomery, Chicago Blackhawks Youth Hockey Coordinator
On Friday, November 28th, The Chicago Blackhawks officially welcomed Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey to their organization. The Special Hockey program received new jerseys as well as hockey socks and a letter from Blackhawks captain, Jonathan Toews. The event took place at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills, IL and the players participated in a scrimmage after unveiling the new logo and jerseys. The jerseys are Blackhawks traditional colors with a special hockey patch on the shoulder.
Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey is dedicated to providing children and adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to play hockey. Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey team members range in age from 5 to 55, and include both male and female athletes. The team is comprised of players that have Autism, Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities. Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey strives to promote and emphasize the development of sportsmanship, team spirit, increased confidence, pride, and team unity while having a great time in the process! Click HERE to check out a video of this historic event.
Categories: Disabled Hockey