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What's Happening at SDSU?

Jan 24, 2018 2:09:19 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in wheelchair basketball, higher education, collegiate adaptive sports programs

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"What's going on at SDSU? I can't follow anymore!"

"Does San Diego State have a wheelchair basketball team?"

"Why not support a school in the Northeast, closer to you?"

"Are there other colleges and universities in your radar?" 

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Dave Kiley on Diversity and Inclusion

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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"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

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 

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

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

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

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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Alabama Adapted Sports Program Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sean Burns, Men's Wheelchair Basketball & Wheelchair Tennis Team

Apr 28, 2017 1:36:34 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair athlete

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" 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

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Alabama Adapted Sports Program Student-Athlete Spotlight: Arinn Young, Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team

Apr 28, 2017 1:24:32 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair athlete

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"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!"

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Q&A w/ Fisher at NWBT, Prospective Auburn University Student-Athlete

Apr 18, 2017 12:12:20 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, college life

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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.

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