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Wheelchair Basketball

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Wheelchair Basketball Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:40:35 +0000 Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball KXMB minnesota state patrol says they will consider doing it again in the future. (cynthia hill/kx news) athletes filled an area middle school for the march mobility madness event. kaley schwab has the story. (christina schwab, speaker and college wheelchair basketball coach) "regardless of us playing in wheelchairs or having disabilities it's a sport." the gym was buzzing with athletes and coaches ready to sink every shot. one player says getting to play sports growing up was always a dream and dreams in motion made that a reality. (hope magelay, dreams in motion board member and participant) "being born with cerebral palsy and growing up you don't really fit in to able bodied sports and i could never really play able-bodied sports, i couldn't keep up." but now that's not the case, wheelchair basketball is a lot harder than it looks. (hope magelay, dreams in motion board memeber and participant) "especially shooting, oh my goodness, like the arm strength it takes." magley isn't the only player in the gym who loves the competition. hunter's roughriders came to play. (hunter berreth, dreams in motion participant) "i didn't know what to expect they just came out threw me a chair and i had so much fun i kept coming back." he says the best part about the program is everyone gets to play. (hunter berreth, dreams in motion participant) "four of our guys have never played from wheelchairs before, they're stand-up athletes but they've never played wheelchair before so it's a great equalizer for us." the team behind the wheelchair basketball tournament says they hope tournments like these make the public aware of all they have to offer. (christina schwab, speaker and college wheelchair basketball coach) "it's very important i think for youth with disablities to be active in anything." not only does she coach for the university of wisconsin whitewater women's team but she's also a five time paralympian. "once i got involved i learned all of those things and i set my bar high. and i think a lot of kids do that once they get invovled." she says wheelchair basketball will become more mainstream when the focus is on building up players. (hope magelay, dreams in motion board memeber and participant) "it's great to get out there and feel like you're a competitive bismarck, kaley schawb, kx news." the proceeds will go towards expanding their sports programs

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