Ilion, NY April 29, 2012 – Minneapolis-based Sport Resource Group is excited to be a part of Make-A-Wish Central New York’s first ever backyard rink wish. On Saturday, April 28th, Will Schrader, a 3 year old leukemia survivor, walked out his back door and skated on to a 28 ft long x 20 ft wide synthetic ice rink with ProWall® boards surrounding the surface.
“Will’s rink was the very first hockey rink Make-A-Wish® Central New York had ever granted, so the process was a little intimidating. Sport Resource Group came highly recommended. Chris and the team were wonderful to work with. They spoke directly with our synthetic ice supplier which made ordering the boards easy. The directions were easy to follow. A group of volunteers easily put the entire rink together. Sport Resource Group helped make Will’s wish come true!,” said Olivia Colabufo, Manager of Program Services for Make-A-Wish Central New York.
At the age of nine months, Will was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. After several rounds of treatment which included chemotherapy, total body radiation and a bone marrow transplant, Will has been in remission for nearly one year. An avid Boston Bruins fan, Will wore his Boston Bruins jersey for the ribbon-cutting and was all smiles as his friends and family cheered him on. Skating lessons started this past winter for Will and now he has his own year-round ice rink. When originally asked what his greatest wish would be, Will replied; to have his own hockey rink. Wish granted!
ProWall is a rotationally-molded plastic dasherboard system customized for hockey, lacrosse, soccer, football and other enclosed sport activities. ProWall can be designed for permanent or portable applications and can host a variety of upper containment options. Key product features of the ProWall® include rotationally-molded lightweight plastic boards for easy set up and take down, 42” high, custom length and width dimensions, three anchoring options (including portable, semi-permanent and permanent), smaller radius corner options and much more.
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