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.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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