‘Sleds Are Coming’ hockey fund-raiser is Feb. 10 at LFC
News-Sun staff report January 28, 2013 12:56PM
Ethan Burkhart is a sled hockey player with the GLASA Falcons, who play out of the ice rink in Highland Park. The team will be in action at Lake Forest on Sunday, February 10. | SPECIAL TO SUN-TIMES MEDIA
Sunday, February 10, 2:30-40 p.m.
Lake Forest College ice rink on Sheridan Road, south of Deerpath.
Free. All are welcome.
Updated: March 1, 2013 7:04AM
In what has quickly become a February tradition at the ice rink at Lake Forest College, the third annual Sleds Are Coming hockey fund-raiser for the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association will be held on Sunday, February 10 from 2:30-4 p.m.
The Sleds are Coming is a joint venture between Lake Forest College athletic department and the GLASA to sponsor a non-alcoholic, campus and community event to raise funds for a local service organization.
The purpose of the event is to bring exposure to the GLASA and showcase their sled hockey program while providing an opportunity for athletes who have physical disabilities or visual impairments to embrace the GLASA motto of “Let No One Sit on the Sidelines.”
The proceeds from various games and raffles at the event will assist GLASA in the financial costs of running their sled hockey program, and also will help the GLASA’s Athlete Scholarship Fund.
The event will include a raffle (including an iPad mini, and four alumni box seats for the April 1 Blackhawks hockey game in Chicago), a puck toss and Boomer’s Ice Race with special guest “Skates,” the Chicago Wolves mascot.
Highlighted is the sled hockey game between the GLASA Falcons, coached by former Lake Forest College men’s hockey coach Tony Fritz, and the Lake Forest College men’s and women’s hockey teams.
Tony Fritz, GLASA volunteer sled hockey coach and former Lake Forest College men’s hockey coach.
He is, in fact, a coaching legend in collegiate hockeyh ranks, and rapidly is becoming a legend in the GLASA coaching racnks.
Tony has been coaching the GLASA Falcons sled hockey program for the past three years — since the day of his retirement from LFC.
The sled hockey program has more than doubled its participants during that time period.