Entries by BridgeIISports

At wheelchair basketball tourney, fierce game faces can’t hide the exuberance of play

By Anne Blythe ablythe@newsobserver.com
February 12, 2017 RALEIGH

The clank of wheelchairs colliding and sound of basketballs springing off the Carmichael Gymnasium floor echoed throughout the N.C. State University recreation center over the weekend.

Ashley Thomas, founder and executive director of Bridge II Sports, was on the sidelines, watching with pride as two teams competed Sunday morning, racing up and down the basketball court at all-out speed.

The Untold Bathroom Story

Are you ready for some potty talk? There has been a lot of conversation about bathrooms in North Carolina lately, and I would like to add the perspective of the members of our communities with disability.

New Lake Crabtree dock offers access to athletes with disabilities

By Abbie Bennett

abennett@newsobserver.com
About 20 years ago, Carol Rogers fell and injured her spine, paralyzing her from the waist down. She has been using a wheelchair since then.

Fast-forward about 14 years, and Rogers found herself out of her wheelchair and in a kayak for the first time, and not a regular one either – a racing kayak, far more narrow and unstable than the traditional craft.