Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tag: Wheelchair Basketball

Men’s Wheelchair basketball

You’ve been injured a while, but for one reason or another you have to change doctors. Perhaps you’ve moved, your doctor has retired, you're in a new health plan and you need to change...

HELPING HANDS

Wheelchair basketball is played in accordance with NCAA rules with very few exceptions. These exceptions are: PLAYER: An individual who, because of permanent, severe leg Disability of paralysis of the lower portion of the body,...

Event raises awareness about spinal cord injuries

It was just as the race master yelled "go!" over the loudspeaker that a looming grey cloud opened up and dumped a torrent of fat raindrops onto people riding bikes, steering wheelchairs, running, walking...

Work on wheels: Disproving the myths of disability

As a Physical Therapy student in the 1970s, Thomas Holtackers learned to help individuals overcome injuries that interfered with their daily functioning. Now a Physical Therapist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., Holtackers supplements what he...

Orinda native starts for U.S. Paralympic team

In the few spare moments she's had this summer, Jennifer Howitt has managed to check out some of ESPN's "sports" offerings. "A few weeks ago, it was the National Spelling Bee," she said, "and then...

Paralympic athletes shooting for awareness

Don't pity the women on the USA Wheelchair Basketball team. That's the message from South University's Mary Vacala, appointed to the medical staff for the Paralympic Games in Greece this September. The Paralympic Games is a...

ATHENS, Here we come!

MODESTO -- When Paraplegic athlete Darwin Holmes touched the wall at the America's Center pool in St. Louis, he had a feeling his time was fast. A casual glance over his shoulder at the rest...

Award is presented annually to someone who has been instrumental

Joe Thieringer, left, of Westmont receives the Daniel C. Sullivan Teambuilder Award from Dan Sullivan, right, of Pennsauken, at the recent Sullivan Wheelchair Basketball Classic tournament in Philadelphia. The award is presented annually to someone...

Shooting for the STARZ

Roll! Shoot! Score! By Jill Cueni-Cohen Ordinary basketball takes on a whole new dimension when it's played by teams in wheelchairs. "Wheelchair basketball really is a game of inches," said Diana Helt, 19, as...

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA)

NWBA MISSION STATEMENT A Winning Strategy The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is the nation's oldest and largest Disability sport organization. Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NWBA is a non-profit organization which serves as the...