Commonwealth Tank of Wakefield, MA is proud to announce its support of the American Amputee Hockey Association, helping the Association progress toward their goal of reaching the 2010 World Amputee Hockey Championships in Montreal from April 27 – May 2, where they will go for the gold.
Project Manager Dan Hoag of Commonwealth Tank, a longtime supporter of the AAHA, convinced Commonwealth Tank to become a corporate donor to AAHA this year. “It’s truly inspiring to watch these guys play hockey at the level they do,” said Hoag. “In particular, it offers many disabled veterans an opportunity to compete in a way they never thought they could.”
Amputee Hockey is played the same way as amateur ice hockey, except the athletes are missing one or more of their upper or lower extremities. Competing with other amputees helps to increase self-esteem through participation in a fast-paced, exciting sport on a “level playing field”, the hockey rink. The AAHA’s motto is “put your disability on ice,” encouraging amputees and other athletes to look beyond impairment and disability toward participation performance in a competitive team sport.
Although Standing (Amputee) Hockey is not yet a Winter Paralympic Sport the AAHA is leading an international effort to change that for future paralympic games. This year’s 2010 Paralympic Games will be played in Vancouver, following the Winter Olympic Games. Currently Sledge Hockey is a designated Paralympic sport
The American Amputee Hockey Association (AAHA) is a non-profit sports organization founded in 2000 to develop opportunities for amputee and other disabled athletes to learn and play competitive hockey. The AAHA is a member of the Disabled Hockey Section of USA Hockey and is working to promote a fun and safe environment for the growth of hockey in the United States. The AAHA provides numerous activities throughout the year for athletes of all ages and disabilities.
About Commonwealth Tank
Commonwealth Tank, founded in 1994 and located at 84 New Salem Street in Wakefield, MA, specializes in the removal and installation of above and underground storage tanks and site remediation, including. emergency spill response, site assessment, laboratory analysis, excavation, and site closure.
Commonwealth Tank’s services are available Monday through Saturday, with emergency service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Commonwealth Tank’s service area includes most areas of Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and Maine. For further information please visit www.commtank.com or call 1-800-628-8260.