Amherst, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - If you ask Abby Posner about hockey- her eyes light up!
"I like everything about it-- Hockey is my passion-- I just love getting out on the ice."
And she soon will-- as an Amherst Central High School Tiger!
Abby and her mom, Isabell have fought hard over the past few years to get a team for the high school.
They were successful. And now that team has a league to join!
6 teams will make up W.N.Y.'s first all girls varsity hockey league.
The road here was not an easy one. The girls attended School Board meetings-- recruited classmates to join-- but the toughest part: finances.
In a day and age when Albany is making drastic cuts, forcing school districts to slash budgets-- Amherst students and parents had to raise the money on their own. They received some major help from alumni.
Click on the video link to see how they did it.
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