1-800-PACK-RAT, LLC, a service leader in portable storage and moving solutions, is proud to support the First Annual Carolina Sled Classic held this past weekend in Wake Forest, NC by the Triangle Special Hockey Association (TSHA). The tournament featured teams from Nashville, Virginia Beach, two teams from Florida and North Carolina’s Cat5 Canes.
Sled Hockey, or sledge hockey in Canada and Europe, is very similar to ice hockey but designed for players who have disabilities that do not allow them to play stand-up hockey. It was invented at a rehabilitation center in Sweden in the early 1960's by players who wanted to continue playing hockey despite their disabilities. The sport has grown in the US, and there are many opportunities to play on the local and recreational level, all the way up to the National Sled Team that plays in the Paralympics.
The Carolina Sled Classic kicked off on Friday evening with a puck drop by the Mayor of Wake Forest, NC. Three games were played on Friday, four games on Saturday and three games on Sunday to close out the weekend. There was also an All-star Skills Challenge held between games.
1-800-PACK-RAT got involved when the event’s coordinators were looking for a place to store sleds and gear for 50+ players in between the weekend’s events. They wanted an on-site solution that was easy to access, secure and large enough for all of their equipment. 1-800-PACK-RAT’s all-steel, weatherproof, lockable portable storage container was the ideal solution. One 16-foot unit was delivered the Friday before the event started and picked up when the event concluded.
Brian Jacoby from TSHA said, “I wanted to thank all the folks at 1-800-PACK-RAT for helping us with our sled hockey tournament this past weekend. The weekend was a huge success, as we had over 80 players, coaches, and team staff visit Wake Forest from three other states, and the storage unit you provided was a huge help in storing their gear between games.”