GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY AND MEDSTAR NATIONAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL HOST WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER
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The United Spinal Metro DC Chapter, in partnership with Georgetown University’s Special Masters Program and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, will host a wheelchair basketball fundraiser at Georgetown’s Yates Field House on Sunday, February 25th. Wheel 2 Win will be a 32 team tournament with a $200 entry fee per team. Each team will consist of a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 5. Before the start of the tournament, there will be an hour when the players will be taught the fundamentals and rules of wheelchair basketball from MedStar’s Wheelchair Basketball Team – The Punishers.
The goal of this fundraiser is to bring inclusiveness by having able-bodied individuals compete in sports wheelchairs; this will provide an eye-opening experience, highlighting just some of the challenges that their disabled counterparts face day-to-day. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the local United Spinal chapter and then reinvested in the disability community for individuals with spinal cord injuries and diseases (SCI/D) providing them with the necessary services and mobility equipment so that they may also lead successful and independent lives.