A Birthday Skate for Kenneth Skoczylas ll
Kenneth Skoczylas II is a three year old boy who was involved in a motor vehicle
accident on 10-10-17, which resulted in a Trumatic brain injury(TBI). Kenneth is a
very energetic and loving kid who loves sports and his superhero’s! The family reached out to Michigan Youth Sled Hockey after getting his contact info from his physical therapist at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center in Ann Arbor, MI, to see if there was anyway they could help us in finding something that would work for Kenneth to use to attend his older cousin Michael’s 6th birthday party for some open skating and some fun at Farmington Hills Suburban Ice Rink. Thank you to Michigan Youth Sled Hockey (MY Sled Hockey) for loaning us their equipment for the day so Kenneth could join his cousins and friends out on the ice. Thank you to the Robinson family who arranged to get Hailey's sled to Kenneth.
Grand Rapids Tournament Success
The Grand Rapids Sled Wings invited Cate Evans and Charlie Warren to participate in the Novice portion of the Grand Rapids Sled Hockey Tourney in early March 2017. They had a blast and because the team won their division, Cate and Charlie were awarded medals. We hope to have more players participate in the future. The Sled Wings also host a Summer Clinic that our team is invited to as well.
Birmingham Rotary Donation
The Birmingham Rotary has awarded MY Sled Hockey with a $1500 grant to provide additional sleds for the program. Cate Evans and Mike Ward were there to receive the grant.
2017 UCP/Detroit Red Wing Alumni Event
The Yellow Jackets were, once again, part of the 17th Annual United Cerebral Palsy/Detroit fundraising event. This is where our program began nearly 4 years ago with Anna Abrams and her family showing an interest in sled hockey. From there we have grown into the program we have today. On March 25th, 2017, Yellow Jackets Cate Evans, Tristan Reumuller, Charlie Warren, coach Erin Gruley and volunteers Steve Spata, Nick Spata and Chris Taylor participated with the Grand Rapids Sled Wings in the sled hockey exhibition.
Check out event photos at: goo.gl/photos/cdpq2yEyCiBhrRcr6
Roger and Gwen Daubenmeyer of The Integrity Real Estate Team recently made a donation to cover the cost of another new sled for the program.