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Charity Basketball Game In Wheelchairs

By: Stanley Jefferson Email
By: Stanley Jefferson Email

Another charity game was played Sunday at South.

The Challenged Athletes of West Virginia took on the U.S. Army National Guard.

It was a game played entirely in wheelchairs.

The game is a way for able-athletes like those in the guard to experience what it's like playing ball in a wheelchair.

And the athletes in wheelchairs proved their skills are not to be over looked.

"It shows great awareness, it shows that we're able, that we don't stay at home. We actually get out in the community and do things," says Brian Woodyard of the Challenged Athletes of West Virginia.

Challenged Athletes of West Virginia play basketball games across the valley for a fundraiser.

Since 1996, the organization has been providing adaptive sport opportunities to adults and kids with physical and cognitive disabilities.


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