Bethlehem, Penn. (July 16, 2019) — The Hemp Heals Hockey Wellness Camp is a first-of-its-kind camp that will include hemp educational sessions in its week-long training schedule led by former NHL player, Riley Cote. Campers ranging from 10 to 17-years-old will spend the day hitting the ice and wrap up with an informational discussion about mindfulness, and the healing and nutritional benefits of hemp paired with yoga.
Cote, retired Philadelphia Flyers left winger and founder of BodyChek Wellness and nonprofits the Hemp Heals Foundation and Athletes for CARE, will be coaching young athletes on the ice and educating them about the benefits of hemp to aid in recovery and overall well-being in classroom sessions. Cote developed BodyChek hemp-derived products after experiencing the natural pain management and recovery benefits first-hand.
The camp is free and will consist of warm-ups, on-ice play, educational sessions and special guest speakers. Parents of participants can also see what the hemp hype is all about during a condensed educational session on Friday, July 26. Media attendance is welcome and encouraged.
What: Hemp Heals Hockey Wellness Camp
When: July 22-26, 2019
Activities for the week include:
Monday, July 22 – Thursday, July 25: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Off-ice warm up and training
- On-ice training
- 30-minute classroom session including topics such as:
- Nutritional benefits of hemp: a complete superfood, digestible protein source and an ideal ratio of essential fatty acids.
- Hemp innovation: a hempcrete workshop featuring a hemp house on wheels and education about the viability and endless uses of the hemp plant.
- Hemp wellness and recovery: managing pain and inflammation, and promoting proper sleep to optimize performance and recovery.
- Mindful exercise and yoga
Friday, July 26: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Off-ice warm up, training and games
- Full ice scrimmage
- Two 30-minute classroom sessions; one for campers and one for parents
- Mindful exercise and yoga
- Special appearances including two-time Stanley Cup winner and former Philadelphia Flyers star Dan Carcillo
Where: Steel Ice Center
320 E. 1st. Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
- Riley Cote, retired NHL athlete and founder of BodyChek Wellness and the Hemp Heals Foundation and Athletes for CARE, will be available during the week to speak to the media about this first-of-its-kind camp, BodyChek Wellness products and the mission of his nonprofits.
- Participants at the camp
- Parents of the participants
About the Hemp Heals Foundation
The Hemp Heals Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by former NHL player, Riley Cote. Through education and innovation, the organization supports sustainable agriculture practices, sustainable health and clean natural medicine, while focusing on a holistic approach to optimum health. Guided by the core belief that keeping our bodies nourished with more plant-based whole foods helps keep our mind, body and spirit healthy, the Hemp Heals Foundation is working to build and sustain a healthier society and planet. To learn more about the Hemp Heals Foundation, visit hemphealsfoundation.com.
About BodyChek Wellness
BodyChek Wellness, founded in 2017 by former NHL player Riley Cote, develops high-quality, sustainable hemp-derived products that support positive change, balance and recovery in individuals from all walks of life. The company lives by the philosophy that there is an athlete in all of us and everyone can benefit from a natural solution for pain relief, improved sleep, and mental health management. By implementing BodyChek products into a larger wellness regimen, BodyChek’s hope is that individuals experience a better road to recovery and achieve balance, something every body deserves. For more information about the company and its products, visit bodychekwellness.com.
About Athletes for CARE
Athletes for CARE (A4C) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping athletes find support, opportunity and purpose after a career in sports. Founded in 2016, A4C creates a community to help athletes leverage their influence to give back and build meaningful relationships; advocates for the health, safety and wellbeing of more than two billion people of all ages who compete annually in sanctioned sports globally; supports research efforts that have a direct impact on the quality of life of athletes; and educates the public about effective alternative treatment options for mental and physical illnesses such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, CTE, TBI, substance abuse and opioid dependency. For more information about A4C, visit athletesforcare.org.