Hornets Sled Hockey Benefit Game

$2,740 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 1 month
The Glenview Stars Girls Hockey Teams need YOUR help!

Come Out & Celebrate Hockey Day by cheering on the Hornets Sled Hockey Team & donating so we can help purchase some much needed equipment!


Started in 2003 by JJ O’Connor, a former hockey player who sustained a catastrophic injury in a hockey game, The Hornets provide an opportunity, at no cost, for any individual with a physical disability to participate in the great sport of ice hockey.

The Hornets are funded 100% through donations from organizations such as Blackhawk Charities and individuals LIKE YOU!

For more information, or to donate, contact JJ O’Connor, Chair, USA Disabled Hockey Section at 847-778-9019 or dublj95@aol.com.

Dear Hockey People,

Hockey Makes A Difference! Hockey is also undeniably the best team sport ever invented. You are receiving this request because you get it - you get hockey and all the life lessons that it can bring to kids of all ages. This being said, I have had the privilege & opportunity to work with the HORNETS SLED HOCKEY TEAM since 2003 with another year and a half before that in the planning stages.

The Hornets Sled Hockey Team consists of a great group of kids ages 5 to 20 whom have physical disabilities, yet are determined to play ice hockey. As almost all children do, they want the opportunity to participate in sports, to feel the camaraderie of being part of a team. In some cases itʼs not even to play hockey - for some, it is their only freedom outside a wheelchair or walker.

The Hornet Program is completely free to our players. The families of the Hornets have had to endure near catastrophic medical expenses for their children. It is our attempt to keep this program free of charge for all of these great kids.

Our program is fully funded by donations and 100% of the money collected goes directly to equipment and ice time.

As the General Manager of the Hornets, I am trying to raise funds to help defray our costs to the players through a direct effort to people like you, HOCKEY LOVING PEOPLE!

While I know that times are tough for everyone, any size donation will mean more to this team than you can possibly imagine. If you could give up just one hot dog and coke this season and donate that amount to the Hornets, it would make a huge difference in the lives of these kids.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and the Hornets will be very grateful for any monetary donation you can provide.


JJ O’Connor

General Manager

Hornets Sled Hockey Team

The Hornets Sled Hockey team is an entity of the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois, Inc. which is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The tax number for your contribution is 36-2883831.


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$2,740 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 1 month
Funds raised will benefit:
Amateur Hockey Assoc Illinois Inc
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Roscoe, IL
EIN: 362883831
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