Hockey is for everyone. That’s what Larry Hendrickson always believed. Larry passed away in June, but his goal of helping kids lives on.
Larry was a rock star hockey coach and it only made sense that his son Darby would have hockey in his blood. His son, Darby, is one of the coaches for the Minnesota Wild. The entire Hendrickson family has seen how the sport of hockey can help bring people together. In 2011, the Hendrickson Foundation was started to help people with disabilities play the sport that so many love. Whether they have lost a limb, they are in a wheelchair, they have intellectual disabilities or were injured in the military, this program helps them all.
The Hendrickson Foundation proves that hockey changes lives in a very big way. They support Minnesota Wild Sled Hockey, Minnesota Wild Special Hockey and the Minnesota Warriors who are made up of veterans.
All sorts of local celebrities and athletes take the time to give back for the Hendrickson Foundation, including Jason Zucker of the Minnesota Wild. Jason and his wife Carly say they have seen firsthand the impact the foundation has made on their family’s lives and so many others.
The Hendrickson Foundation has events throughout the year, including their big hockey festival in Blaine. To learn more, click here.