Wheelchair Basketball Scores a Second Season
Coming back for its second year in a pilot program initiated by the Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio, the Wooster City Schools District’s wheelchair basketball team’s season will run all the way through February.
According to woostercityschools.org, the Wooster Wheelchair Generals was the first school-based adaptive sports team in Ohio. The team is co-ed and allows for all students grade 1-12 to play.
The Wooster Wheelchair Generals made their debut this past January, when Wooster City Schools was the first district to be approached by ASPO to implement the program. ASPO director Lisa Followay said the program is an essential aspect of physically disabled student’s educations.
“Sports are an extension of the classroom and are intended to play an important part of a well-rounded education. It is extremely important that this benefit is extended to students with disabilities,” Followay said.
WCSD’s Athletic Administrator Andy Kellar is optimistic about the community’s reaction to the program.
“The response from our community has been overwhelmingly positive and I am proud of this District and ASPO for supporting these young athletes,” Keller said.
The Wooster Wheelchair Generals will compete against the Massillon Tigers this year. The season began Nov. 1, and will continue through February.