WCHL speaks at Allen Elementary School

by WCHL on May 24th, 2014

Allen Elementary School in Ann Arbor with members of the WCHL
This past Wednesday, May 21, members of the Wheelchair Hockey League (WCHL) spent an afternoon at Allen Elementary School in Ann Arbor with over 80 students from Grades 2 & 3.

WCHL players #2 Katie Frayer, #28 Jordan Zmich, #43 Drew Canada, #45 Kevin Konfara joined Deputy Commissioners #88 Jason Drapinski and #42 Dean Olivas along with Commissioner #66 Chris Lemieux for the afternoon, teaching the students about persons with disabilities.

The kids learned about our various wheelchairs, how we play hockey, our players, their lives, interests & ambitions and how everyone on earth is the same on the inside regardless of looks, skin-tone or differences.

Students were engaged asking questions and they were also treated to a mini hockey demo as well as a wheelchair race between Konfara & Drapinski. One lucky student was then chosen to participate & try out Konfara's wheelchair to try race Drapinski.

The afternoon was a huge success as the students who had been learning about people with disabilities in their curriculum got a first hand experience to ask questions and interact with our players.

The WCHL would like to thank Beth Lebowsky for setting up the afternoon, all the players who took part as well as the staff and wonderful students at Allen Elementary.
Students at Allen Elementary School in Ann Arbor, MI sit down to listen to members of the WCHL

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