13 year-old varsity athlete from Utah, Alma Velazquez is one of the few recepients of the ABC Medical NWBT 2017 scholarship this year. 7 NWBA athletes were awarded an ABC Medical scholarship soon after the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Louisville, KY ended. Alma is playing for the Utah Rush Junior Varsity Team and is a seventh grade student at Union Middle School in Centerville, UT.
"I'm very excited to be a part of this amazing contribution to wheelchair basketball!" - Luke
Congratulations to Chance Boyd!!! Wheelchair basketball athlete from Atlanta, GA was just awarded a scholarship from ABC Medical after submitting his application during NWBT 2017. Chance is a senior at Lakeside High School and has received acceptances from the top colleges in the U.S. Chance's incredible work ethic and positive outlook on life are inspiring. He is a seed of hope to make change in the world. Read more to learn more about Chance.
Amber and Caroline, Milwaukee Bucks
" The new adaptive sports facility will hopefully inspire other schools to first create their own teams and then build their own adaptive sports facility."
- Sean Burns, Senior, University of Alabama
"Embrace the whole college atmosphere. You're pushing with some of the top players in the country. You gotta embrace and enjoy every moment of it!"
Fisher Rizk is a bright student in his senior year in high school who started playing wheelchair basketball less than a year ago and has been accepted to Auburn University to study engineeering and play wheelechair basketball.
Thank you Sarah for answering our questions and sharing your experience at Alabama with us during NWBT2017.