The Mayor’s Cup is an annual event held by our Rye Town Harrison Titans Hockey team for charity. This event, being held on this Saturday, is happening for the third year in a row. The Mayor’s Cup is a fundraiser for the Wheelchair Sports Federation Nonprofit. The event, which is being held at Rye Playland, will hold three main hockey functions: a modified game at 5:00 pm, a sled hockey demo at 6:30, and the varsity game at 8:00.
The organization that is being supported by the Mayor’s Cup, the Wheelchair Sports Federation, is a nationwide nonprofit whose main mission is to provide opportunities for the disabled and wheelchair-bound to play sports recreationally and competitively. They hold events for children and adults alike. While some handicap accessible sports such as Wheelchair Basketball have been around since right after World War II, the Wheelchair Sports Federation has been adapting other sports to be handicap accessible like Wheelchair Football. The Wheelchair Sports Federation is proud to be one of the first organizations that provides athletes with the opportunity to participate in a multitude of competitive adapted sports. Read more about the Wheelchair Sports Federation here.
To further their fundraising efforts, there will be silent auctions and raffles held during the event. The New York Rangers sled hockey team will also be in attendance, as well as alumni of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers.
To conclude the event the 9-3 Titans will be looking to continue their successes against the White Plains Tigers. The Titans will be wearing special alternate jerseys for the Mayor’s Cup.
Titans’ senior captain Evan Ketchabaw who will be playing in the Mayor’s Cup for the third time, had this to say about the experience, “Playing in the Mayor’s Cup, in front of all of our fans, and more importantly raising money for an organization that helps disabled people play the sports that we love is a humbling experience. And I am excited for it. Come out eh!”
This Saturday support the Titans and the Wheelchair Sports Federation Nonprofit at Playland Ice Arena starting with the modified game at 5:00.