“We are always honored to lend a helping hand for noble causes,” said Chad Buckmaster, CEO of uAttend.“The Sled Wings are amazing athletes and have overcome their disabilities to compete at a high level in a very physically demanding sport."
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012
uAttend is pleased to sponsor the 5th annual “Rinks to Links” charity golf tournament scheduled for Sunday, August 5, 2012 in Big Rapids, MI. The event is held each year to raise funds for the Grand Rapids Sled Wings’ hockey team.
Sled hockey, often referred to as ‘sledge’, is ice hockey for people with disabilities. Players use specially designed sleds with lightweight hockey skate blades attached underneath and carry two customized hockey sticks. The sticks allow players to shoot on either the left or right side of the blade, as well as grip the ice to propel, maneuver and handle the puck as they sled around the rink. Sled hockey teams follow USA Hockey Rules with minimal adaptations, which is one reason why the sport is rapidly growing in popularity across the U.S.
“Sled hockey provides great opportunities for people with disabilities,” said Director Jerry Julien. “Sports programs for the disabled not only provide a safe environment for people facing developmental and physical disabilities, but they are also great therapy for those who participate.”
As with any organized sports competition, there are costs involved. Everything from the team’s equipment and jerseys to their cross-country travels cost money. The annual “Rinks to Links” golf benefit is one way to help offset some of these costs. Of course, it takes a team itself to make the “Rinks to Links” fundraiser a successful event. Julien credits the generosity of the event’s players, volunteers and sponsors for making the benefit possible.
“Our fundraiser couldn’t happen without our supporters,” Julien said. “Generous golfers and giving companies like uAttend help make sure this program can continue to provide opportunities for the disabled. We are still accepting registrations and sponsorships for the upcoming event. If anyone is interested they can visit our website.”
Known mostly for its time clocks and time tracking software, uAttend is also well known for its philanthropy and is a regular corporate sponsor of charity events across the nation.
“We are always honored to lend a helping hand for noble causes,” said Chad Buckmaster, CEO of uAttend. “The Sled Wings are amazing athletes and have overcome their disabilities to compete at a high level in a very physically demanding sport. As a team they have won many accolades and achieved many accomplishments, which is also impressive. We are more than happy to sponsor the “Rinks to Links” golf tournament to help benefit this program.”
This year’s golf fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Falcon Head Golf Course in Big Rapids, MI. The 18-hole, 4-person scramble costs $75 for individuals and $300 for a team. Registration includes golf, dinner, door prizes, raffles, a silent auction and the chance to meet current Sled Wing players and their families. Proceeds will go towards covering the Sled Wings’ travel and equipment expenses, as well as pay for their time on the rink. More information on the event can be found at http://www.rinkstolinks.org.
uAttend cherishes its philosophy of being a responsible member of the corporate community and hopes that the Sled Wings’ story will inspire others to overcome their disabilities and challenges.
If you would like more information about uAttend’s charitable donations, web time clocks, and time keeping software, or would like to order products and services, please call 800-518-8925 or visit the corporate website at http://www.uattend.com.