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Ryder & Wheeler to Play Goalball

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA - On Monday, February 7, Bruins forwards Michael Ryder and Blake Wheeler will visit the Perkins School for the Blind (175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472) from 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. to play a game of Goalball blindfolded with the students as part of the NHL’s "Hockey is for Everyone" initiative. Goalball is a team sport designed for athletes who are blind in which players throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents' goal. The players must use the sound of the bell to judge the position and movement of the ball.

In addition, 12 representatives from the Perkins School for the Blind will attend the Bruins/Sharks game on Saturday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. as special guests of Patrice Bergeron’s through his Patrice's Pals program.

Throughout the month of February, Hockey is for Everyone provides support and unique programming to non-profit youth hockey organizations across North America that are committed to offering children of all backgrounds opportunities to play hockey.

The Perkins School for the Blind is an innovative leader in serving people with visual impairments. Strong leadership from the staff and the Board of Trustees has created a legacy of education and discovery. Perkins began with its founding over 175 years ago as the first school for the blind in the United States.
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