Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey/Disabled Sports USA

Since 2007, Athletico Physical Therapy has been supporting the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey team and Disabled Sports USA. Athletico’s athletic trainers have raised funds for the Hornets and Disabled Sports USA. Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team, is a part of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, a 501-c3 organization. Disabled Sports USA is an organization with the goal of improving the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreational opportunities.

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 8 to 18 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.