Updated: April 10, 2013 6:07AM
The members of Lake Forest High School’s ice hockey team put away their skates and sat on sleds to play in the third annual “Scouts Meet Sleds” game against the GLASA Falcons recently at Lake Forest College.
The event was a fund-raiser for the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association’s sled hockey team, which is based out of Highland Park. Its coach by Tony Fritz and Julie Davis. Fritz is a college hockey coaching legend, who was at Lake Forest College for more than three decades.
The GLASA is based in Lake Forest and provides athletic opportunities for handicapable individuals in the area.
Lake Forest’s hockey team also donated a portion of proceeds from its annual Holiday Trees & Greens sale in December to the GLASA Falcons — and an anonymous donor matched the gift, which enabled the GLASA Falcons to purchase four new sleds for its program.
This is the second year Scout hockey donated sleds to the GLASA Falcons.
One of the recipients this year is a future Scout — Ana Kohout, Class of 2017. — and a past recipient — Nina Nissly — is also a Scout, Class of 2013. Nina was named to the U.S. Woman’s National Sled Hockey Team this season, plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the fall and hopes to earn a spot on the U.S. Paralympic team in 2018. Kohout has the ability to compete at a national level as well.
“Thank you Scout hockey for making dreams a reality for these fine athletes,” said Cherie Hrusovky of the GLASA. “Without community support, many GLASA athletes could not participate in adaptive sports. Thank you for your generosity. Dream big!”