Success Story

Type 1 Timer Hockey Camp, Hertz Arena

Bringing together elite hockey coaching, extensive off-ice training, and best practices in diabetes management for young athletes with T1D.

Type 1 Timer Hockey Camp (T1T) was established to support all hockey players living with Type I Diabetes. Camp provides a well-rounded experience focused not only on hockey but also on living with T1D. Our team of experts offers best-in-class strategies for managing diabetes when playing sports and across their entire lives. Expert-led discussions include leading sports psychologists, nutritionists, and a variety of athletes who have excelled while facing the challenges of diabetes. But that is not our only focus. T1T is committed to establishing a warm environment for each camper to feel the power of the T1D community and build long-lasting friendships.

Entering year three, the nonprofit, four-day camp brings together kids with hockey skills of all levels, elite coaching and a team of experts, including sports psychologists, endocrinologists and nutritionists. It also includes athletes who have excelled while facing the challenges of diabetes. Children and their parents learned how to manage Type 1 diabetes while playing sports and in other areas of their lives.

The camp was founded by Megan Hoffmann and Geoff Hoffmann, whose eldest son, Henry, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 7. While the Hoffmanns live in Chicago, they have deep connections to Southwest Florida. Geoff Hoffmann is co-CEO of the Naples-based Hoffmann Family of Companies, which counts Hertz Arena and the Florida Everblades among its holdings.