The 2014 wheelchair basketball season started on a strong note this weekend at the 2014 All Comers Wheelchair Basketball Festival. The festival, which is a joint initiative of BC Wheelchair Basketball and the Bridging the Gap program, welcomed participants of all ages, disabilities and experience levels for a full day of wheelchair basketball fun.
Participants enjoyed games, scrimmages, and skill development with trained coaches. Lunch was provided and there were plenty of social opportunities for new athletes to meet more established ones. Thank you to all of the athletes, coaches, volunteers and support staff who made the event a success. A special thank you to photographer Gerry Kripps who took some great shots of the festival, which you can see by clicking here.
Sad that you missed out on the fun? BCWBS will be offering a free wheelchair basketball Have a Go Day on Sept. 23rd in Steveston.
When: September 23rd, 6 – 7:30
Where: Steveston Community Center, 4111 Moncton St., Richmond, B.C.
Cost: Free! All equipment is provided.
If you would like to play wheelchair basketball on a weekly basis, check out the two great programs being offered:
New Westminster Wheelchair Basketball Program
Dates: Sept 22 – Nov 17 (8 sessions)
Time: Mondays, 7:30-9:15pm
More info & Registration: click here
Richmond Wheelchair Basketball Program
Dates: Sept 30 – Dec 9 (10 sessions)
Time: Tuesday, 6-7:30pm
To register, contact Makiko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-333-3030.