Ads Team Up with WASA
Milwaukee, WI—The Admirals are proud to announce a multi-year partnership with the Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association (WASA). As part of the partnership, the WASA sled hockey team will be called the WASA Admirals and wear Admirals jerseys.
“We are proud to join forces with WASA to help building their programs and increase access to adaptive sports, especially hockey,” said Admirals Owner/CEO Harris Turer. “This partnership goes to one of the goals of our organization, which is to grow the game of hockey at all levels.”
The Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association, or WASA, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization that provides adaptive sports opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments in the greater Milwaukee area.
“We are grateful for the support of the Admirals,” said Mike Uihlein, the WASA sled hockey general manager and team physician for the US Paralympic Sled Hockey team. “Our athletes are so excited to be wearing Admirals jerseys when we compete for the first time in the USA Hockey’s Disabled Hockey Festival in West Dundee, IL in April. We know that our partnership will help raise awareness of sled hockey in our community and our athletes are fired up to play hockey and support our home team,”
Starting their second season, the WASA sled hockey program has nearly doubled its roster of athletes and are excited to welcome new players. The partnership with the Admirals will allow WASA to add new equipment, while providing shared community outreach and education about the exciting game of sled hockey.
Sled hockey is a sit-down version of ice hockey for players whose disability prevents them from playing stand-up hockey. The difference is equipment. Sled hockey players use sleds that are usually made of light-gauge aluminum, consisting of a customized bucket to sit in. A frame supports the bucket, legs and feet, and is mounted on two skate blades attached under the bucket. Straps keep the player secure in the sled. Instead of one hockey stick, players use two for propulsion, passing and shooting.
For more information on WASA and their programs please visit www.wasa.org.
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