NOW:53051:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
45°
H 45° L 37°
Clear | 5MPH

YMCA Wheelchair Basketball Program Offers Opportunity For Youth With Disabilities to Play Competitive Basketball

Sept. 21, 2011

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee (the Y) has expanded its adaptive programming through a collaboration with two previously established local wheelchair basketball teams to offer youth with disabilities the opportunity to play competitive basketball.

 

The Y will offer three different teams – Prep, JV and Varsity – for youth ages 4 to 18 to compete under the team names of the Heat for both the Prep and JV teams and the Wizards for the Varsity team.

 

“Our wheelchair basketball program will offer youth with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a competitive sport,” said Mike Bauler, Inclusive Recreation Director, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. “This excellent opportunity to expand our adaptive programming demonstrates the Y’s continued focus on breaking down barriers and providing access to programming for all individuals in our community.”

 

As part of the Midwest Conference, the Heat and the Wizards will travel and compete against teams from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. With a goal of playing 25-30 games throughout the season, these teams also will have the opportunity to qualify for the National Championships held in Denver in April 2012.

 

The program will also bring wheelchair basketball teams from throughout the Midwest into Milwaukee for tournaments hosted by the Y. The first tournament will include more than 15 teams and be held at South Division High School the weekend of November 12.

 

Practices will be held twice a week at both the West Suburban YMCA and Milwaukee Public School locations. For more information about the wheelchair basketball program or to register, please contact Mike Bauler at (414) 357-1913 or wbauler@ymcamke.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Germantown softball team edges Homestead, 1-0, for NSC crown 5/21

» Germantown's Showalter resigns to take college job 5/18

» Let us know about your Memorial Day event 5/13

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Massive overhaul of area conferences could be afoot 5/13

» Brandtjen's May listening session to be held in the Falls on May 17 5/12

» Germantown High School ranks fifth in state by U.S. News and World Report 5/12

» Pilgrim Road Bridge demolition to happen in next few days, freeway to close 5/12

» First Bank Financial Centre of Menomonee Falls gives back to community 5/12

» Road construction season affects more than Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls 5/12

» Winter's not through with us yet 5/12

» Developer proposing 225 apartments in Germantown 5/8

» Germantown girls soccer team edges rival Menomonee Falls, 1-0 5/7

» Menomonee Falls sees first street racing incident in years 5/7

» Menomonee Falls Troop 80 Scouts reflect on project, look to future 5/7

» Workforce Health opens Occupational Medicine Clinic in Menomonee Falls 5/7

» Manager of collapsed North Hills Plaza stands by past and points to future 5/7

» Germantown girls track team uses balance to win NSC Relays 5/7

» Menomonee Falls sees continued development growth in 2014 5/6

» Deadline for Falls spring brush pickup is Sunday, May 10 5/6

» CMH featured in list of Top Health Systems 5/5

» Road construction season has started in Germantown 5/5

» Menomonee Falls board considers appointing trustee to fill vacant seat 5/5

» Wauwatosa celebrating Bike to School Day Wednesday 5/5

» CMH nurse honored by Blood Center of Wisconsin for going beyond the call of duty 5/1

» Rep. Brandtjen Introduces Foodshare Bill 5/1

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT