Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sledge Hockey Showdown! We hope you all had an amazing time competing in a fun day of Sledge Hockey.
The final game featured a thrilling match between the Surrey Fire Fighters vs. Blackie’s Sledge Hockey Heroes, with the Fire Fighters tying the game at the very last minute with a penalty shot – forcing the game to a shootout where they emerged victorious! This year’s win marks the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society’s third year in a row as Sledge Hockey Showdown champions.
1. Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society
2. Blackie’s Sledge Hockey Heroes
During lunchtime, participants competed in a variety of skating and shooting challenges including Accuracy, Fastest Skate, and Hardest Shot. After a highly competitive race in each category, the results were as follows:
Fastest Skate: Mikey Williamson
Accuracy: Adam Style
Hardest Shot: Adam Style
This year the event raised a revenue of $3000 and a huge thank you must be given to the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society who donated an additional $1500 after the event to bring the total fundraising efforts to $4500. The event focus is not just to raise money however, and this year 64 participants experienced just how tough Sledge Hockey is and the level skill required by players to succeed in this fantastic sport.
The money raised and this positive awareness goes a long way towards helping develop Sledge Hockey programs across British Columbia.
SportAbility would like to extend a huge thank you to our volunteers at the Showdown, including our Sledge Hockey players, who came out and volunteered at our event as coaches.
In particular, SportAbility would like to take the time to recognize our most dedicated volunteer, Bill Parry. Bill has been helping out with our Sledge Hockey program for more than 13 years as Equipment Manager and we are extremely grateful for all his hard work and support. Thanks, Bill!
Check out our Facebook photo album for select event photos.
You can find all the photos from the event here.
Read about a first-hand experience of the Showdown from one of our participants!