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Clinic Teaches Wheelchair Basketball to the Disabled

Paralyzed veterans lead competitive game Feb. 12

The following release was submitted by the Greater Boston YMCA. It has been edited for format.

Teens and adults with disabilities will have a chance to learn new athletic skills and play basketball Saturday during a fundraising event to benefit the Spaulding Adaptive Sports Programs hosted by the Charlestown YMCA.

The purpose of this clinic is to teach individuals with disabilities the game of wheelchair basketball through mobility skills, shooting techniques, and game strategies.

Anyone with a physical disability is invited to learn the game of adaptive basketball. Following the clinic, the New England Paralyzed Veterans of America Celtics basketball team will play a high-intensity game. 

WHEN: Sunday Feb. 12, 2012

  • Adaptive basketball clinic: 10 a.m. to noon
  • NEPVA Celtics wheelchair basketball game: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

WHERE: , 150 Third Avenue, Charlestown

The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is dedicated to enabling individuals of all abilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Participation in sports and recreational pursuits helps makes this possible. Spaulding Adaptive Sports includes a broad range of land- and water-based adaptive sporting activities, all delivered with careful attention to value of sports and fitness in the rehabilitation process. Those living with disabilities after illness or injury can rebuild their strength and sense of independence while they increase body awareness, build self-confident, learn new life skills, and make new friends.

The Charlestown YMCA is one of 13 facilities within the Greater Boston YMCA, which are focused on and committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Located at 150 Third Ave. in the Charlestown Navy Yard, the Charlestown YMCA is adjacent to The Constitution Inn, known for its comfortable, quiet and affordable accommodations.  For more information visit www.ymcaboston.org or call 617-241-8400.

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