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Volt Hockey

Volt is a unique adaptation to the sport of hockey as it allows participants who have more complex needs – particularly those with limited upper mobility, to be able to play the sport that extends beyond other adaptive variations of hockey today (including sledge hockey and wheelchair hockey). Volt is played as a 3 vs 3 game on an indoor gym or court using specially designed hockey sport chairs. The chairs are battery operated and are controlled with a joystick. This allows virtually any person living with mobility limitations the ability to play the sport of hockey independently. Volt opens the door for more children and community members to be able to play a sport that they otherwise would not be able to because of physical limitations due to their disability.

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Go Baby Go

Go Baby Go is a program that supports children living with limited mobility using ride-on adaptive toy cars with push-button switches, supportive seating and communication devices to provide opportunities for children to move independently in ways that they otherwise would not be able to do on their own. Most of the children we support are living with multiple complex needs where our modified vehicles act as a tool to aid with their mobility. Though the Go Baby Go cars are a fun experience for kids, the program is geared towards supporting children who are not independently mobile to engage in play while experiencing therapeutic benefits, building muscle control and muscle memory and learning about their environment.

 

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The goal is to fund four Go Baby Go cars to toddlers with mobility limitations in our communities and sponsor a VOLT Hockey Team in Alberta for children and youth with disabilities!

$1 from every featured wine bottle and 50¢ from every other feature sold will go towards the goal.

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Variety – the Children’s Charity of Alberta is working with its partner chapters across Canada to build a VOLT Hockey League in Canada. VOLT Hockey is played by over 50 teams in Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the United States, and now in Canada.

VOLT Hockey is an accessible form of hockey that is played in a specifically designed hockey sport chair by people with a variety of disabilities, particularly those with limited upper mobility. For many of these children, it is their first opportunity to play on a team and learn valuable life skills such as team-building, competition, and social inclusion. These types of opportunities are critical, especially given that 52% of children with a disability report they have no friends.

Go Baby Go!

Go Baby Go is a program that supports children living with limited mobility using ride-on adaptive toy cars with push-button switches, supportive seating and communication devices to provide opportunities for children to move independently in ways that they otherwise would not be able to do on their own

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