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The program was started nine years ago by JJ O'Connor (pictured on the right, seated center), a former hockey player who sustained a catastrophic injury in a hockey game, to give these children a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sport of hockey.

About the Hornets

The Chicagoland Hornets are a Youth Sled Hockey team consisting 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 and feel the camaraderie of being part of a team. In some cases it's not even to play hockey; for some, it is their only freedom outside a wheelchair or walker.

The program is completely free to all of the children. All funding is from gracious donations, and 100% of the money collected goes directly towards equipment and ice time. All Hornet Staff members are volunteers with extensive hockey backround.