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Disabled hockey players take on BGSU Falcons

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The Bowling Green State University Falcons are used to playing hockey, but they were a little out of their element on Sunday playing sled hockey against disabled athletes as part of a fundraiser for the Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio.

The organization allows people with disabilities to participate in various sports.

Executive director Lisa Followay said, "The Falcons are graciously taking to sleds playing hockey our way so we can raise money for our program."

She pointed out that sled hockey is just like traditional hockey, only players with disability sit in a sled (also called a sledge) and play with two sticks instead of one.

Followay said, "It's really great to try to watch the Falcons try to figure out how to play sled hockey."

ASPO athletes compete in archery, basketball, soccer, hockey, softball, swimming, track and rubgy.

Learn more about the organization by clicking here.

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