St. Paul, MN – October 15, 2018 – Minnesota Hockey today announced a partnership with UBS Financial Services Inc. as a presenting sponsor of the new Minnesota Wild Blind Hockey Program. The Minnesota Wild Blind Hockey program will kick off its inaugural season with a Try Blind Hockey Event on Sunday, October 21 at HealthEast Sports Center in Woodbury, MN.
Blind hockey, which is the newest discipline of disabled hockey, is the same exhilarating, fast-paced sport of hockey with minimal rule adaptations to make the game accessible for players who are all legally blind. The most significant modification is that the sport features an adapted puck that makes noise, and is bigger and slower than a traditional puck.
“We could not be more excited to support these amazing athletes that show us what is possible when faced with obstacles and challenges,” said Stephen Glynn, Managing Director and Market Head of the Minnesota-Northern Plains Market for UBS Financial Services Inc. “The Minnesota Wild Blind Hockey program is another element to what makes hockey in Minnesota so special and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”
In addition to supporting the Blind Hockey program and various Grow the Game initiatives, UBS Financial Services will also be a presenting sponsor of the Minnesota Hockey Disabled Hockey Program and will be a supporting partner of the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs, including the Spring Festivals and Fall Tier 1 Leagues.
“We could not be more excited to welcome UBS Financial Services Inc. to Minnesota Hockey,” said Minnesota Hockey President Dave Margenau. “It is clear to us that UBS wants to put a focus on supporting all of our players across the state, especially those who have to overcome significant challenges in their lives. The support of UBS will allow our Blind Hockey players to experience our great game without the concern of excessive costs.”
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