Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tag: Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball tournament in Winston-Salem helps raise awareness

Members of the Winston-Salem Triad Trackers wheelchair basketball team raced up and down the court Sunday against the Augusta Bulldogs, wheelchairs knocking together as they vied for the ball and executed plays. The Triad Trackers...

Wheelchair basketball raises awareness of disabilities

Sports-loving teens show how it’s done CORONADO — Two Coronado teenagers who have forms of cerebral palsy used their skills at wheelchair basketball in a recent three-on-three tournament that also involved able-bodied athletes in an...

Spinal-cord injured find hope in basketball

KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepal Army personnel Santa Kumar Shrestha had sustained spinal cord injury nine years ago during a shootout with Maoists insurgents at Phuntebang, Rolpa. Similarly, Himal Aryal was caught in an ambush set...

Wheelchair basketball means more than final score

They weren't bungee jumping or having a "hey, watch this" moment, weren't misbehaving or daring fate. They were simply living life. Robert Estes, 36, of Canton was riding with his brother to get breakfast. Antonio Wright,...

Elkhorn man competitive as ever despite paralysis

Murderball, anyone? It sounds like blood sport, but it is a team sport for athletes with disabilities. Murderball is the politically incorrect name that participating athletes have given wheelchair rugby. It’s rough and tumble—literally. Wheelchair rugby...

Wheelchair basketball rekindles competitive spirit

For Sherrod Nelson, the opportunity to play basketball again in a group setting with others has been rewarding. Nelson is one of the members of the Spinal Cord Injury Support Group who has endured...

Basketball helps Tulsa kids roll past their boredom

Saturday's event is a warm-up for the conference championship later this month in OKC. Logan Shaw played competitive soccer until three years ago, when he and a friend were hit by a car while riding...

Paralympics Offer Wounded Veterans a Chance to Dream

Some Go for the Gold; Others Just Want to 'Feel Normal Again' CHICAGO -- When Maryland native Keith Buckman regained consciousness in a Bethesda hospital last July, he knew he would never again play football,...

Paralyzed Veterans Get ‘Ready to Roll’ at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

WASHINGTON, DC - More than 600 veterans with disabilities have signed up to compete in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games taking place July 13-18, 2009, in Spokane, WA. Now in its 29th year, the...

Event gets the wheels turning

Basketballs bounced, wheels turned and the whistle was blown for yesterday's official kickoff of Barrie's seventh annual Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion event. The annual event, presented by Scotiabank, brings Canadians together to raise money...