Last night, NAI Hiffman participated in the 2013 Aeron Hockey Charity Fundraiser put on by Interior Investments to help raise over $30,000 for Special Olympics of Illinois. Team’s consisted of Chicago’s most competitive individuals from the Architectural & Design and Commercial Real Estate industry in the Chicagoland area. Teams battled it out in a modified double elimination tournament, all in the name of charity. Pucks were flying as teams played 5-on-5 floor hockey while rolling around in Aeron office chairs.
The NAI Hiffman Hitmen started off with a 5-2 win against Clune Construction, followed by an upsetting 4-2 loss to GOLUB. NAI Hiffman picked up their enthusiasm in the third game, beating Ryan Companies in a 7-0 shutout with star performances by Brian Edgerton and Chris Gary defending the goal.
The most memorable game of the night was against Jones Lang LaSalle. NAI Hiffman was trailing 0-3 at the half but then scored 4 unanswered goals to take the 4-3 win.
In the final game, NAI Hiffman put up a fight against Leopardo Constructions, ultimately ending with a heart-breaking 2-1 loss.
Sarah Lejman and Kyle Barrett were the rookie MVP’s, each scoring countless goals to secure three well-deserved wins, bringing the NAI Hiffman final record to 3-2.
About Special Olympics Illinois
Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round athletic training and competition in a variety of sports for more than 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation offers athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, experience joy, demonstrate courage and share their skills and friendship with other Special Olympics athletes, family, friends and the community.
For more information on the event and winners, visit www.aeronhockey.com