A New Adaptive Sport is Conquering the Ice in Lexington

12/16/2016 12:00 PM

The Bluegrass Adaptive Sled Hockey league, BASH for short, is one of the newest adaptive athletic options for disabled citizens in Lexington. In a city, and state where basketball reign supreme, BASH offers an opportunity to play a sport most people in Kentucky have never even tried.

B.A.S.H was started by a Lexington man named John Morris, who grew up playing hockey, but was paralyzed after falling off a balcony. John was then hooked up with Cardinal Hill Hospital as part of his own rehabilitation. The is where he met Cindy Jacobelli, the Director of Adaptive Recreation, and the they teamed up with friends and family to get BASH off the ground.

Since then, the program has drawn people from all different ages and backgrounds, and continues to grow. It is currently a recreational league, and it is open for anyone who wants to have some fun, try something new, and get a little exercise while you’re at it.

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