Wheelchair Basketball Games Help Raise Handicap Awareness
For people limited to a wheelchair, they shouldn't also be limited to the sports they can play.
In partnership with the Wheelchair Sports Federation, Wooter, a sports and recreation marketplace, held a charity event to raise awareness and donations for handicapped athletes. The event, on Saturday, August 15th at Sara D. Roosevelt Park, NYC, brought together people in and out of wheelchairs who participated in basketball games.
Several members of the public were able to participate in the game to experience what it is like to take part in adaptive sports. Passersby witnessed the games taking place, and jumped right in a wheelchair. This is exactly the effect the event wanted to have. People without a handicap can now know what it is like to adapt and play with a wheelchair. Throughout the length of the games, the event helped both companies bring in over 20 donations of various increments.
“Wooter is really proud to have had our 1st charity event with the Wheelchair Sports Federation. They are exactly the type of institutions we want to support and partner with, ” Max Av said.