Sled Hockey for Veterans - VA Western New York Healthcare System
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VA Western New York Healthcare System

 

Sled Hockey for Veterans

September 12, 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (716) 862-8753 Cell:  (716) 512-9338
Fax: (716) 862-8755
E-mail: Evangeline.Conley@va.gov 

Sled Hockey for Veterans

Ice times are announced for Veterans to learn skills for sled hockey and participate on a Veterans only team that has regular practices and games.  The Buffalo Sabres Sled Vets are looking for Veterans to participate on team as part of VA Western New York Healthcare System’s recreation therapy program.  The program will assist Veterans of all abilities to learn sled hockey skills necessary to play the sport.  Previous hockey experience is not required and Veterans do not have to be disabled to participate.  The program is made possible through a donation from the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Sabres Foundation and National Fuel. 

Upcoming ice times are as follows:
Sled 
 Saturday, September 14, Riverside Bud Bakewell Rink, 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
 Saturday, September 21, Riverside Bud Bakewell Rink, 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
 Saturday, September 28, Riverside Bud Bakewell Rink, 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
 Saturday, October 5, Riverside Bud Bakewell Rink, 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
 Saturday, October 19, Cazenovia Rink, noon -1:00 p.m.
 Saturday, October 26, Riverside Bud Bakewell Rink, 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
 
Veterans interested in participating can contact Pamela Kaznowski at (716) 862-6814 or Pamela.Kaznowski@va.gov to learn more.  Veterans must be enrolled in VA health care and can do so online at https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/ or in person at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Avenue Buffalo. 
 
Rink locations: Riverside Rink, 2607 Niagara Street, Buffalo 14207; Cazenovia Rink, 25 Cazenovia Street, Buffalo 14220.