The Rochester Knighthawks and SportsNet are partnering up to help adaptive athletes learn to play lacrosse.

SportsNet Supervisor Michael Cocquyt and Knighthawks Director of Tickets Nate Snyder discussed the collaboration Wednesday on News 8 at Noon.

“SportsNet is a collaborative program of the Al Sigl Community of Agencies, CP Rochester and Rochester Rehabilitation, and the whole idea is to help people of all ability levels in the community come out and be active and get involved in sports and recreation programs,” said Cocquyt.  “We offer programming both indoors and outdoors, and our real focus is on getting out in the community, so for example our bowling program is out at Fairview Lanes in Fairport, our swim programs are out at pools in the community.  We try to get out there as much as possible and supply the support services and the structure to create these different activities and ways for people to get active.”

Snyder said the Knighthawks organization embraced the opportunity to partner with SportsNet.  “We saw this as a great opportunity to support the growth of the game and another great community program here,” he said.

Knighthawks players Joe Walters and Brad Gillies will be on hand at CP Rochester in Henrietta to teach the basics of lacrosse – including passing, catching, cradling, and shooting Thursday morning, August 25 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

By partnering with the Knighthawks, SportsNet can add lacrosse to its growing list of adaptive sports, including golf, bowling, skiing and gymnastics.  

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