Michigan to host the 2015 U.S. PowerHockey Championship
by WCHL on December 13th, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

​​MICHIGAN TO HOST THE 2015 U.S. POWERHOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
Elite wheelchair floor-hockey tournament to take place at the Compuware Arena July 16-18
(Plymouth, MI) The Wheelchair Hockey League (WCHL) and their travel team the Michigan Mustangs are proud to host the 2015 U.S. PowerHockey Championship this July 16-18, 2015 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI. This elite PowerHockey tournament will feature wheelchair floor hockey teams from around the states including the defending champions Philadelphia, Minnesota, Texas and Michigan.
 
The U.S. PowerHockey Championship is a bi-annual tournament that features and promotes the sport of adaptive power-wheelchair floor hockey aka PowerHockey.  This tournament will determine the 2015 United States PowerHockey Champions.  On alternating years to the U.S. PowerHockey Championship, teams from both the United States & Canada compete for the North American PowerHockey Cup. The host team Michigan Mustangs were the inaugural U.S. Champions in 2011 and are also two-time North American Silver Medalists.
 
PowerHockey is a competitive, fast-paced hockey game based on the use of an electric powered wheelchairs on a gymnasium floor. PowerHockey has modified ice hockey rules and enables physically disabled people that use an electric wheelchair to play hockey and to be active in a competitive team setting.
 
Players, both males & females range in age from 10 to 60+ and have a variety of physical disabilities that include Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Arthrogryposis & Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones).
 
The sport of PowerHockey has been around since the 1970’s. The Wheelchair Hockey League (WCHL) has been in Michigan since it’s inception in 1995 and the WCHL’s travel team, the Michigan Mustangs have been competing in tournaments since 2000.

SPONSORSHIP & DONATIONS

​The WCHL is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
We are looking for corporate sponsors & donations to help host this tournament.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please download our Sponsorship Package (PDF).
 

Individual donations can be made online at: www.crowdrise.com/2015USPHChamp or visit our website at www.thewchl.com/donate.htm for mail-in details
Be part of the crowd and donate to our CrowdRise campaign. If you can't donate, then please share!

Donations of $25 or more will get your name in the tournament program.

Donations of $100 or more will get a two sentence greeting (40 words max) of your choice in the tournament program.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

​WHEELCHAIR HOCKEY LEAGUE (WCHL)
Jason Drapinski
jason@thewchl.com
810.623.3931
www.thewchl.com

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