Annual event highlights GLASA sled hockey teams
The Lake Forest College Athletic Department and the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association will host the 10th Annual "The Sleds Are Coming" event Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse on the campus of Lake Forest College.
The Lake Forest College Athletic Department is being recognized with the JJ O'Connor Award, given each year to someone who demonstrates good character, leadership and sportsmanship; is devoted to serving as an ambassador in the community; and perseveres, regardless of obstacles.
The event will take place at 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
"The Sleds Are Coming" is intended to bring community exposure to GLASA and showcase its sled hockey program. Community members, students, and staff have the opportunity to watch and cheer on a talented group of athletes.
Currently, GLASA, together with its local community partner, Falcons Hockey Association, has one competitive adult team, one recreational adult team and one competitive youth team.
The GLASA Falcons adult competitive team is coached by GLASA parent Andy Burkhart. The adult recreational team is coached by Mike Reinhardt. The youth team is coached by GLASA parent Mike Hurtado and Adam Rosuck.
Since the beginning of this program 11 years ago, the adult competitive team was the runner-up in the National Championship in 2018 and placed first in 2017 and 2013. The youth competitive team was the 2015 national champions.
The on-ice competition will consist of three, 12-minute periods of 5-on-5 sled hockey featuring members of the GLASA Falcons.
The event will also feature a demonstration by the Junior Falcons Mite Players sponsored by the Falcons Hockey Association, a Chuck-A-Puck competition and raffle prizes.
For more information, visit www.glasa.org/the-sleds-are-coming, or contact Jourdan Thunberg, GLASA, at (847) 283-0908 or email@example.com; or Amanda Walker, Lake Forest College Athletics Department, at (847) 735-5285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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