The Vernon Rotary Club Vernon was honored to meet and speak to resident Mike Szymczak, age 32, who lives in Highland Lakes and has made sled hockey his passion.  Born with Spina Bifida, Mike uses a wheelchair to get around but speeds much faster in his hockey sled propelled by two short hockey sticks with picks on the end.  After getting started at South Mountain Arena with the NJ Devils Youth Hockey junior sled team, he moved to the adult league and now wears a Rangers jersey.  Anyone interested in trying out the sport can contact him at

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The Vernon Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7 pm in the Banquet room at the George Inn located at 84 Route 94 South, Vernon (McAfee), NJ.  Perspective members and guests are encouraged to attend. Let Rotary help you make a difference and be a part of the experience of “Service Above Self”.  Visit us at For additional information call Van Tamagnini, president, at 973-827-0024 or email him at