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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Annual Sled Hockey Benefit Game: March 24, 6:00 pm

In what has turned into a successful and fun annual tradition, students from Boston College will face off against students from the Massachusetts Hospital School in a sled hockey game, proceeds of which will benefit the sled hockey program at the Canton school for children and young adults with disabilities.

In what has turned into a successful and fun annual tradition, students from Boston College will face off against students from the Massachusetts Hospital School in a sled hockey game, proceeds of which will benefit the sled hockey program at the Canton school for children and young adults with disabilities.

Students from Boston College's William F. Connell School of Nursing and members of BC's Women's Ice Hockey Team will play sled hockey against the Chariots, Mass. Hospital School's sled hockey team, in the sixth annual benefit game on Tuesday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. in BC's Conte Forum.

The Massachusetts Hospital School provides medical, rehabilitation, recreational and educational services to children and young adults with disabilities. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Chariots. In addition to the game, the event will feature raffles and a bake sale. Donations will also be accepted. Tickets for the event are $10, $5 with a BC ID.

Sled hockey is played in similar fashion to ice hockey. The wheelchair-bound Chariots and the BC students will play hockey in double blade sleds and use two sticks, one to propel themselves and the other to play the puck.

BC nursing students devised the idea of a sled hockey game fundraiser six years ago after meeting the Chariots players during their pediatric clinical rotations at the Mass. Hospital School. Since its inception, the BC sled hockey game has raised more than $10,000 for the Chariots to fund new equipment, tournament participation and accommodations for players attending out-of-state tournaments.

For more information about the event or making a donation, contact Connell School of Nursing Asst. Clinical Professor Nanci Peters at 617-733-5199 or via email at nanci.peters.2@bc.edu.