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.

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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.

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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.

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Students learn important life skills like home and personal management, assistive technology, job readiness, orientation and mobility, social skills and community integration.

CBSMiami.com Team