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Dave Kiley on Diversity and Inclusion

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2017 1:50:33 PM / by Dave Kiley posted in wheelchair basketball, disability, inclusion, equality, diversity, disability rights

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Dare to Have a Voice. Your Voice Matters to Plant the Seeds of Hope in this World! 

Politics and sports. 

These two words have always represented two separate and divergent worlds to me.

That is no longer the case anymore.

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Leadership Lessons from an Aspiring Computer Engineer

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2017 3:19:47 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories

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Passion, according to William- Webster, is "an intense desire or enthusiasm for something." 

Most people live their entire lives working day in and day out in without ever finding their true passion" says Sean Kelker from San Jose, CA.  "To me,  passion is being able to work endlessly on an engineering or programming project, so intensely and so focused that I lose track of time, myself and my own physical limitations" he writes in her essay.

Sean recently graduated from the Pioneer High School and will be pursuing a Bachelors of Science Degree at Santa Clara University in the fall.

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"When You Are at Your Limit, You Need to Adapt to Do the Unlimited" says wheelchair basketball athlete, who earned a scholarship from ABC Medical

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2017 5:02:39 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, scholarship stories

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Congratulations to Ana Vargas from San Diego, CA on earning an ABC Medical Scholarship! 

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Road to the Paralympics Goes via Strong Collegiate Adaptive Sports Programs 

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2017 3:01:56 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in us paralympic team, adaptive sports, team usa, wheelchair basketball, scholarship stories

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Abby has recently committed to playing for the University of Illiniois Women's Wheelchiar Basketball Team, starting in Fall 2017. "I am dreaming of wearing USA across my chest and represent my country at the Paralympic Games"

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Jr. Wheelchair Basketball Athlete Plans to Swim Competitively at Loyola University

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2017 10:20:49 AM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, scholarship stories, college adaptive sports programs

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Pompton Plains, NJ native, 18 y.o. Stephen Machak is the recipient of the 2017 Spring ABC Medical scholarship for his leadership skills and the competitiveness he has examplified throughout his application. Congratulations Stephen Machak!

As an honors student and "a multi-sports athlete," Stephen has been playing adaptive sports since he was 5. He joined the Children's Lightning Wheels PSC for track & field and added wheelchair basketball shortly after. 

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San Diego Native, Alabama Women's Wheelchair Tennis Athlete, Lauren Hopps Wins ABC Medical Scholarship

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2017 11:00:45 AM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in wheelchair tennis, scholarship stories, university of alabama

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Student-Athlete Set to Play Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball at Auburn University

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2017 11:59:28 AM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, scholarship stories, student-athlete, college life

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ABC Medical is excited to announce that Fisher Rizk has received a scholarship and is committed to attend Auburn University in the upcoming fall. 

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A Recipe for our Future: The Seeds of Hope Initiative for the Collegiate Adaptive Sports Programs

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 2, 2017 12:54:32 AM / by Dave Kiley posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair athlete, college adaptive sports programs

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Let me start this blog with my position as it relates to the topic at hand. The NWBA has not focused on its history and much has been lost by our ‘here and now’ league. We have very little connection to our past and it’s a huge problem to me but better saved for another DK blog. Having said that I want to start with a little history.

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Young Athlete with Spina Bifida Receives ABC Medical Scholarship to Buy a New Basketball Chair

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2017 3:50:03 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories

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A 13 year-old varsity athlete from Centerville, Utah, Alma Velazquez is the receipient of the ABC Medical scholarship. This year, members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association were granted an opportunity to submit applications during NWBT in Louisville, KY for a scholarship from ABC Medical. After reviewing over 30 applicants from the 3-day wheelchair basketball extravaganza, we are pleased to anounce Alma, along with 6 other athletes, was selected to receive a scholarship.

From Utah Rush Juniors Varsity Team, Alma is a seventh grade student at Union Middle School. 

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Planting the Seeds of Hope in Washington State through wheelchair basketball documentary The Rebound

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2017 1:15:11 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in scholarship stories

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"I'm very excited to be a part of this amazing contribution to wheelchair basketball!" - Luke

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