On Sunday, February 9, Lake Forest College Athletics along with Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) hosted the 10th annual “The Sleds Are Coming Again!” event at Alumni Memorial Arena. The event brought awareness to GLASA and helped to raise funds for the organization.
The afternoon kicked off with a special on-ice presentation, which honored Lake Forest College Athletics as the JJ O’Connor Achievement Award recipient. The award was established in JJ O’Connor’s ’01 name and is given annually to one individual who demonstrates good character, leadership and sportsmanship, who is devoted to serving the community, and who perseveres regardless of obstacles.
On-ice competition consisted of three 12-minute periods of 5-on-5 sled hockey featuring the GLASA Falcons sled hockey teams. During the game, students and members of the community participated in a silent auction, raffle prizes, Chuck-A-Puck contest, and cheered on the GLASA Falcons. There was also a Junior Falcon Mites 5-minute mini scrimmage, which fans supported and cheered for.
This year’s event was a tremendous success, yet again. Lake Forest College looks forward to joining GLASA again next year in hosting another incredible event. To view photos from the event, click here!