Sheldon is the biggest Barrie Colts hockey fan. He knows the players, all their stats and the team’s schedule. But he had never been to a game because it has been a challenge for his family to purchase tickets.
Sheldon receives services through CTN and during a single plan of care meeting one of the needs identified was being able to participate in conversations with friends about community-based events, like hockey games. After this meeting Sheldon’s single plan of care coordinator started thinking whether there was a way to help the family access tickets. Through a generous donation from Barrie Colts Goaltender, Mac Blackwood, Sheldon, his dad and his grandparents attended a game against Owen Sound and Sheldon got to go to the locker room and meet the players after the game.
Though for many it was a simple hockey game, for Sheldon it meant much more: it was a direct link back to his community and experience that he can use to participate in conversations with friends.
And in case you’re wondering, the Colts won the game!
A big thank you to Mac Blackwood and the Barrie Colts for making this possible.
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