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About the Chicago Hornets
The Chicago Hornets are a Youth Sled Hockey team consisting of kids ages 5 to 20 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 is completely free to all of the children. Funding is from gracious donations from people like you and 100% of the money collected goes directly to equipment and ice time.
The program was started eight years ago by JJ O'Connor, a former hockey player who sustained a catastrophic in a hockey game, to give these children a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sport of hockey.
Check out the YouTube page to see these young athletes in action.
LUMC Benefit Game.On Sunday March 17th, residents and faculty physicians from the Loyola University Medical Center department of Orthopaedic Surgery challenged the youth team on the ice in a fundraising benefit match.
Over $3600 in donations were collected.