Held annually in March at the Roo’s House, SUNY Canton
As a Level 4 Partner of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s We Honor Veteran program, Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley is proud to help present the Annual Fort Drum Mountain Warrior Sled Hockey Tournament. Please see the calendar for this year’s dates.
Founded by Canton native, Mark McKenna in 2011, the team serves to facilitate a way for disabled veterans and athletes to pursue sports and be part of a competitive team. In the adaptive sport, each player is seated in a sled mounted on two blades. They propel themselves using two shortened sticks with ice picks mounted at the handle of the stick. Each of the players on the team face certain challenges, but they move quickly and compete fiercely.
Each day the staff at Hospice works to assist patients and their families in living to the fullest, despite the circumstances they face with serious illness. These athletes exemplify living to the fullest each time they take the ice.