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Idaho Challenged Athletes Foundation hosts first sledge hockey clinic for adaptive athletes

Posted at 6:22 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 20:22:54-05

BOISE, Idaho — Adaptive athletes trained with world-class paralympians in a hockey clinic hosted by the Idaho Challenged Athletes Foundation on Saturday.

Participants got the opportunity to use professional hockey gear, receive professional coaching and were able to learn some valuable skills.

Paralympians of note included: Andy Yohe, Kevin Holtry, Sean Halstead, and Willie Stewart.

"These kiddos, none of them have ever done this before," says Regional Director Jennifer Skeesick. "It’s just so fun watching that light spark up when it clicks and they get it, they’re on fire, it’s so fun."

Along with the training the athletes received, they get the opportunity to play an exhibition game during an intermission of the Saturday Idaho Steelheads game.