Telling Our Story…
it’s about so much more than sports
Everyone involved with Bridge II Sports–our athletes, their families, our coaches, volunteers, sponsors and even our staff– has a unique and incredible story of how the power of adapted sport has impacted their life.
We are thankful for the media for sharing these stories with the wider world and joining us in challenging perceptions of disability in our community.
Bridge II Sports coordinates and hosts big events throughout the year including Valor Games Southeast, August Madness and Paddle!Lake Crabtree that bring the community together
with BIIS athletes to celebrate the power of adapted sports.
These events are a great opportunity for media involvement.
In the News:
Here is a sampling of coverage featuring Bridge II Sports
8/14/2022: Nancy West from the Rocky Mount Telegram provides a well-rounded report on the excitement and competition from the Valor Games Southeast 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at the Rocky Mount Event Center August 6.
7/11/2022: ABC11 Sports Anchor/Reporter Travon Miles and Data Journalist Maggie Green came out to our BIIS ‘warehouse studio’ to get the scoop on Jillian’s journey through adapted sports and recent high school state championship on the track.
Portions of this piece also aired nationally during an ESPYs pre-show.
2/5/2021: Victoria Wreslio Spectrum News 1 spends the afternoon with us at our youth wheelchair basketball #TeamBIISPRIDE skills practice sharing the story of Bridge II Sports and lending voice to the need for collegiate adapted sports right here in North Carolina.
9/18/2020: Bridget Condon ABC-11 shares the camaraderie of Veteran Sports Day, an in-person event bringing 9 athletes together for a day sport and fun while adhering to COVID-19 regulations and safety procedures.
5/17/2020: Joe Mazur of ABC 11 shares plans for Virtual Valor Games SE to take place during the week ‘that would have been’ May 18-21.
4/29/2020: Jeff Smith of UNC-TV talks with Ashley Thomas and Katharine Doyle about the cancellation of Valor Games SE 2020 and plans for the future
8/19/2019:Mary Dunleavy of WRAL covers August Madness 2019 at PNC Arena
7/12/2019: Bridget Condon of ABC11 give wheelchair basketball a shot at Bridge II Sports Wheelchair Ball for ALL event at YMCA Cage Court on the American Tobacco Campus
5/23/2019: CBS17- WNCN reports from Valor Games Southeast 2019 Day 3 of Competition at Lake Crabtree County Park
5/22/2019: News & Observer shares the action and camaraderie from Valor Games Southeast 2019 Day 2 of Competition at Duke University.
5/21/2019: Anthony Wilson ABC11 reports from Valor Games Southeast 2019 Day 1 of Competition at the Dean E. Smith Center