CABVI home of USA hockey training camp

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and USA Blind Hockey announced recently a three-year partnership to make Utica the official home for the USA Blind Hockey training camp.

Based on the contract between CABVI and USA Blind Hockey, the team will participate in a five-day hockey training camp each summer through December 2021.

With the opening of CABVI’s Vision Health & Wellness Center, CABVI is embracing an evolutionary approach to service delivery and therapy, enhancing quality of life through elite competitive sports including USABA Sports Clubs and U.S. Paralympic sports.

This year’s training camp was held recently with a preseason game against Gary Heenan’s Allstars at the Whitestown Community Center & Ice Rink.

“This partnership is a wonderful honor and allows us to move forward with our elite sports program,” said Kathy Beaver, vice president of CABVI Rehabilitation.

CABVI’s vision rehabilitation programs provide for more than 1,500 people who are blind or visually impaired in an eight county area of Upstate New York.