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Ice House Hawks make the ice rink accessible to kids with disabilities

CHENANGO BRIDGE (WBNG) — One local hockey organization is making the ice rink accessible to everyone.

The Ice House Hawks are made up of kids with developmental, physical, and intellectual disabilities.

Many measures are taken to give everyone the resources they need to experience the game of hockey.

This includes standing walkers and Kaye trainers for those with difficulty walking.

“As a mom of a child with special needs, if your child has cerebral palsy and is delayed in most gross motor activities and walking and doesn’t really have good balance on the ground, it’s a little nerve-wracking to think my child wants to try hockey,” says Jennifer Terry, mother of one of the players. “So just to know that this is the type of program that would totally support him and be able to get him out on the ice and be safe is a good feeling as a mom.”

Just last week, the B-Devils, Southern Tier Hockey Association and Binghamton Girls Blizzard Team teamed up at their charity golf tournament to raise enough money for the Ice Hawks to buy another Kaye trainer.

The Ice House Hawks are one of the 100 teams part of the American Special Hockey Association.

David Caya

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