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Wheelchair Hockey Game Set for February 22nd

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Wheelchair Hockey Game Set for February 22nd

Wichita, KS (Feb. 9th) - The Wichita Thunder have partnered with Wheelchair Sports Inc. for the last 15 seasons. This year's edition of the Thunder vs. Plunder will take place on Monday, February 22nd at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Magdalen, which will be the 16th time the two have met on the hardwood for the Annual Wheelchair Hockey game.Tickets for the game are just $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. Wheelchair Sports, Inc. will be selling tickets to the event at the next four Thunder games behind section 120. Last year's auction raised over $7,000 for WSI. The team will be wearing special uniforms during Credit Union of America Night on Sunday, February 21st and then will be auctioned off after the wheelchair game.The Plunder is a group of wheelchair athletes from the area associated with Wheelchair Sports, Inc. WSI provides athletic opportunities for disabled individuals. Nick Taylor, who is the Vice President of WSI and Director of Hockey, is excited once again to put on this great event for the community.“The partnership that we have with the Thunder is a tremendous one, and with it, Wheelchair Sports Inc. has benefited greatly. The partnership has helped raise a great deal of money to support our organization. In addition, the partnership has helped create awareness about disabled sports.”Wheelchair Sports, Inc. is a non-profit (501c-3) corporation dedicated to the promotion of adaptive sports and recreation in south-central Kansas. Wheelchair Sports Inc., has multiple events through the year including tennis tournaments, hand cycle races, snow skiing, and a variety of other recreational activities, all of these being geared toward disabled individuals of all ages. The goals of WSI are to provide, promote, encourage and engage in sports, physical fitness, and recreational activities designed for individuals with physical disabilities.To learn more about Wheelchair Sports, Inc., visit their website at http://wsi.wcsports.org/.Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 855-755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.Follow along with us on our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter (@wichita_thunder), Snapchat (wichthunder), Instagram (Wichita_Thunder) and LinkedIn, presented by Wichita Brewing Company.About the ECHLThe ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.