MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Panthers Foundation teamed up with students from the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind who enjoyed a special sensory experience during a hands-on hockey clinic on Tuesday.
The kids learned how to stickhandle, pass and shoot. They then played a simulated game at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.READ MORE: Florida’s Surgeon General Asked To Leave Meeting At State Senator’s Office After Refusing To Wear Mask
However, instead of using pucks, the balls had bells inside and there were beeping horns on the goals to help the visually impaired students know where the send the ball.READ MORE: Finding This Year’s Most Popular Toys May Be Challenging Because Of Supply Chain Issues
Prior to the clinic, they participated in a career development panel with Florida Panthers staff.
It is part of Miami Lighthouse’s Transition Program – a year-round program that gives individual between 14-22 years old the opportunity to develop skills to enter the work force or post-secondary education.MORE NEWS: Experts Don't Anticipate National Supply Chain Crisis To End Anytime Soon
Students learn important life skills like home and personal management, assistive technology, job readiness, orientation and mobility, social skills and community integration.