“They’re sweating, they’re tired…
but they are also saying they’re having a blast.
That’s the important thing…to keep them in the sport.”
-Coach Matt Buchi
During the weekend of July 20-21 Bridge II Sports was privileged to coordinate and host their first ever NC Youth Wheelchair Basketball Camp.
Twenty seven youth from all over North Carolina (including our own Team PRIDE players) and as far away as Lexington and Baltimore converged on the Taylor YMCA in Cary for 2 packed days of expert instruction from the University of Illinois Head Men’s Wheelchar Basketball Coach Matt Buchi.
Campers ranging in age from 5 to 19 honed their skills in everything wheelchair basketball including chair movement/positioning, shooting, dribbling, playing defense and setting picks.
Even more importantly they had the opportunity to spend a weekend focused on playing a sport they love with other kids with disabilities. Some athlete’s siblings even took to the court to learn along side their brothers and sisters.
As one mother said, “Thank you all so very much for all you did to make this weekend possible for Carsyn, our other 3, and all the rest of the kids that were able to be there. It was an absolutely wonderful weekend for them all. All of my kids loved it so much!! And both days when they got home, Carsyn went outside to practice more :)”
Bridge II Sports is so thankful to have had so much community support to make this event happen including event sponsor Affordable Medical LLC. Thank you for seeing the importance of this event!
Grateful to the Taylor YMCA for providing their facilities at no cost with excellent customer service and incredible accessiblity for our athletes.
Carol, dietian from Rex Health Care, shared her time teaching our campers the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyles as an athlete.
Lunches were provided by Chick-fil-a Stone Creek and Jimmy John’s Stone Creek with snacks and drinks generously donated by Whole Foods Waverly Place, Publix at Bradford, Trader Joe’s Cary, Sprouts Durham and NuMotion.
Bridge II Sports is here to support athletes with disabilities by offering camps and on-going activities. We hope that you will join us! Stay tuned for announcements about the 2020 wheelchair basketball camp!