Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, joined by City of Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor, invites residents to join in a celebration event for Frederick native and Paralympic gold medalist Noah Grove. The special event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on April 3 in the first floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church Street, Frederick, Maryland.
At 18 years old, Noah Grove is the youngest member of the 2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, playing the position of forward. He recently won a gold medal at the World Sled Hockey Challenge held in Prince Edward Island. Grove was named the player of the game for the match against Italy on December 4, 2017. He was officially named to the Paralympic team on January 1, 2018.
During the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games, Grove had two scores and three assists for Team USA, and witnessed history as Team USA won its third straight gold medal in the Paralympics.
In 2004 at five years old, Grove developed bone cancer that resulted in an amputation of his left leg. Eight years later he was at the adaptive sports program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, playing sled hockey on the Bennett Blazers junior team. Grove became a skilled player and joined the USA Warriors, a team comprised of mostly wounded warfighters that is based out of the Rockville Ice Arena. He also skated for two seasons with U.S. National Development Sled Hockey Team and made the National Team in 2016.
The Urbana High School graduate and son of Chris and Rachael Grove is currently a freshman at the University of New Hampshire, where he plays sled hockey with the adult competitive team through Northeast Passage, another chapter of Disabled Sports USA.
Parking for the celebration is available at the Church Street parking deck or on nearby streets. R.S.V.P.’s are encouraged at the Facebook page, NoahGroveCelebration. The celebration will be televised on FCG TV, cable channel 19, and webcast at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov.
For more information, contact Communications Manager Shuan Butcher, Disabled Sports USA, 240-268-2180 or via e-mail at SButcher@dsusa.org.