On Monday, Feb. 22, the Wichita Thunder and Wheelchair Sports, Inc. present this year’s l Thunder vs. Plunder wheelchair hockey game. The game will begin at 7 p.m. and is to be held at the Church of Magdalene.
The Wichita Thunder have partnered with Wheelchair Sports Inc. for the last 15 seasons to present the annual wheelchair hockey games, which are played on hardwood floors.
Tickets to the game are priced at $5 for adults. Children ages 12 and under are admitted for free. Tickets will be available for purchase from Wheelchair Sports, Inc. at the next four Thunder games behind section 120.
The event last year raised more than $7,000 for WSI through auctions. The Thunder hockey players will wear special uniforms in their game on Feb. 21 for Credit Union of America Night, and the uniforms will be auctioned off after the wheelchair game on the 22.
The Plunder is a group of wheelchair athletes from the area who are associated with Wheelchair Sports, Inc. WSI provides athletic opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Vice President of WSI and Director of Hockey, Nick Taylor, is excited put on this great event for the community once again.
"The partnership that we have with the Thunder is a tremendous one, and with it, Wheelchair Sports Inc. has benefited greatly. The partnership has helped raise a great deal of money to support our organization. In addition, the partnership has helped create awareness about disabled sports."
WSI is a non-profit corporation that promotes adaptive sports and recreation in south-central Kansas. The organization hosts multiple events throughout the year, like tennis tournaments, hand cycle races, snow skiing, and a variety of other recreational activities, and all of these are geared toward disabled individuals of all ages. WSI’s goals are to provide, promote, encourage and engage in sports, physical fitness, and recreational activities designed for individuals with physical disabilities.
To learn more about Wheelchair Sports, Inc., visit their website here.