Athletico Supports Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey

Since 2007, Athletico Physical Therapy has been supporting the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey team. Over the past six years Athletico’s athletic trainers have raised nearly $30,000 for the Hornets. Proceeds from all events go to the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team, as part of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, a 501-c3 organization.

Sled Hockey 20142The following Athletico fundraiser events are held each March during National Athletic Trainer’s Month:

  • Charity sled hockey game featuring Athletico’s athletic trainers competing against the Hornets Sled Hockey Team. The charity sled hockey event is open to the public.
  • Employee Jeans Day Fundraiser at all Athletico clinics
  • A raffle to win various prizes

BrodyThe Chicago Hornets are a Youth Sled Hockey team consisting of kids ages 5 to 20 whom have physical disabilities yet are determined to play ice hockey. As almost all children do, they want the opportunity to participate in sports and feel the camaraderie of being part of a team. In some cases it’s not even to play hockey; for some, it is their only freedom outside a wheelchair or walker.

The program was started to give these children a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sport of hockey. For more information on the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey team, please click here!

If you are interested in donating to the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team, please contact Payten Gerjerts at pgerjerts@athletico.com.