Disability Dream & Do Hockey Camp
ELMIRA (WENY)--- Today two dozen kids got the chance to play hockey with the Elmira Jackals at First Arena.
It was all for "Disability Dream and Do Floor Hockey Camp" - the first disability hockey camp of it's kind, made possible by the Dave Clark Foundation.
Clark is a Corning native who suffers from polio but went on to not only play professional baseball but hockey, too.
He spent years playing goalie and today he gave local kids the chance to hit the puck.
Clark says, "If you just look around you can see all the smiles and enthusiasm, so I know it means a lot to them to interact with the Jackals players, who are their heroes, you know it means a lot."
Jackals player, Kevin Harvey agrees, saying "It's important for these kids to see us not only as athletes but as role models. When they don't have someone to look up to, maybe now they'll have a friend who they can count on."
For more information on the Dave Clark Foundation: http://www.daveclarkfoundation.org/