Generosity helps Edmonton staff exchange adaptive sledge hockey gear – Edmonton

Generosity helps Edmonton staff exchange adaptive sledge hockey gear – Edmonton

A “substantial donation” from an nameless supply helps an Edmonton sledge hockey staff exchange some gear that was stolen final month.

The staff was lacking about $35,000 value of apparatus after it was stolen whereas the Edmonton Adaptive Sports activities Affiliation (EASA) Storm was in Irvine, California for a event.

Someday in a single day in the course of the event, their U-Haul was stolen outdoors of their lodge with gear for 27 sledge hockey gamers.

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Edmonton sledge hockey staff has gear stolen


Nonetheless, the gear is within the means of being changed, after the gamers obtained a donation from an nameless donor in Newport Seashore, California.

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“Along with this donation, help from native Edmonton companies has helped facilitate alternative of the gear. We’re very grateful for the help,” mentioned Dr. Ted Purcell, talking for the staff.

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Some model new Edmonton Oilers jerseys have been additionally stolen, which was particularly devastating as all of them had a crest on them in reminiscence of a participant who had died.

Fortunately, police in Irvine recovered one of many luggage of lacking jerseys, together with seven extra of the lacking gear luggage.

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Straschnitzki fundraising to convey adaptive sport gear to Calgarians


The gear was designed for athletes with disabilities.

“It’s actually adaptive sport gear,” EASA Storm participant Karissa Eckenswiller advised World Information in November. “No one outdoors of the incapacity neighborhood goes to get use out of this gear.”

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Police are nonetheless looking for the remaining gear.

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