PROUD of our PRIDE: A Season of Memories

The 18-19 season has been one of rebuilding and developing the BIIS PRIDE (Perseverance, Resilience, Integrity, Determination, Empowerment).  Returning players included Jillian, Aubrey (and her brother Carson), and Carsyn (and her siblings-Isiah, Bailee and Riley).  During the season Coaches Akeem and Mike spent a lot of time at Spina Bifida Clinics at both Duke and UNC recruiting siblings Jadin and Olivia, Ash——lyn, Jonas, Gracie, Tim (and his sister Shea) and Matthew.

The PRIDE became members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) but didn’t compete against other teams.  However, we practiced every Friday night in the Laurel Hills Park Gymnasium, a great community resource in which there is no cost to BIIS.  We had a number of coaches who helped out during this season including Josh, Deja, Ryan and Leslie.

We had some incredibly memorable events:

We want to thank not only our athletes and coaches but the parents, grandparents, siblings and guardians, who really made the PRIDE possible!  We are very much looking forward to next season!

-Coaches Mike and Akeem