Released: 4/2/2020 12:11:54 PM
Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel has donated protective equipment (PPE) in the form of face shields, from hockey equipment manufacturer, Bauer, that will be distributed to Kaleida Health hospitals.
“I am so thankful to all those medical professionals that are on the front lines taking care of our community in the battle against this virus,” Eichel said. “The dedication to Western New York that they continue to show is incredible. I am happy to work with my friends at Bauer to purchase these face shields. Hopefully, they will help play a part in keeping our hospital workers safer and healthier.”
Bauer Hockey and Cascade Lacrosse, both owned by Peak Achievement Athletics, transitioned from manufacturing sports equipment to medical face shields amid the coronavirus pandemic. After receiving more requests for products than production could support, the companies made the medical face shield design and supplier information available to the public to encourage other manufacturing companies to support production.