Group bringing sled hockey to Minot

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MINOT, N.D. - A new non-profit is providing sports opportunities for people in Minot living with disabilities.

Prairie Grit was started by Chad Thompson and his wife whose son has spina bifida.

Sled hockey is the first sport Prairie Grit is bringing to Minot. Thanks to donations and support from the community they have seven sleds and plan to have more in the near future.

What that means for them is that they can create a team atmosphere that those with disabilities don't usually get to experience.

“You learn more by having to work with other kids, listen to different coaches other than your parents, and you lose and you win and that's all together. Palmer has never gotten to do that and kids that have never had that chance, that's a big deal,” Founder Chad Thompson said.

The first practice is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Maysa Arena, and there is no cost or age limit.

You can also find Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports on Facebook.