The Monday Memo
April 16, 2018 PITT DPT STUDENTS
Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey
In honor of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and in celebration of the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 win over the Flyers last night, I wanted to take the time to highlight the Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey organization in this Monday Memo.
Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey is a competitive ice hockey program for individuals of all ages with physical disabilities. This organization began in 1998 and has now grown to include four teams: youth, junior, intermediate adult, and competitive adult players. These players compete in sled hockey tournaments all over the United States.
The University of Pittsburgh Doctor of Physical Therapy Students have had the pleasure of being able to work with these Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey athletes. Throughout the year, DPT students have been volunteering their time to help run strength and conditioning sessions at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. These sessions have been growing in number, there are so many athletes willing to put in the work and train with us! These athletes work incredibly hard and create a positive fun environment for all who are involved, and I encourage everyone to sign up for a session and see what this is all about!
-,JoJo Chryst, SPT