“We’re so appreciative of the Phoenix Suns support over the year,” says Ability360 President and CEO Christopher Rodriguez. “The funds will go towards expanding our wheelchair basketball program. Overall, we aim to provide members with a fun experience that promotes independence, health and well-being.”
Ability360 Wheelchair Basketball Summer League begins this week. They will have both recreational and competitive divisions on Thursday evenings June 29-August 31.
Wheelchair basketball is one of the oldest adaptive sports dating back to post WWII and was part of the first Paralympics games in 1948. Wheelchair basketball is a team sport modeled after the NCAA rules with the only difference being that instead of allowing two steps before passing or dribbling the ball, wheelchair basketball allows two pushes with the wheel.
Ability360 currently has 3 Adult teams that compete in Division II, Division III and the Women’s Division in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and a Youth Varsity team too. Wheelchair basketball enables people of all ability levels and all ages to compete in a team sport, building self-confidence, and team work. To learn more or sign up, contact Nick at [email protected] or 602-386-4286.
Ability360 continues a 40-plus-year tradition of empowering programs for people with all disabilities. Ability360 offers and promotes programs to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community. The independent living philosophy states that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options, and control over choices in their own lives as do people without disabilities. Ability360 is located at 5025 E. Washington St. Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85034, http://www.ability360.org, 602-256-2245.