NORTH TEXAS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CONFERENCE Overview
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Target demographics: The disabled youth population of North Texas will be positively impacted by this program. The organizational focal point is Kids; Kids - who have and are overcoming life challenges. Kids - who just need a support group to encourage, assist and problem-solve with them the unique challenges of growing up with a disability. Kids - who by the nature of their disability and cognitive strengths are unique and live somewhat isolated until a child with similar challenges is identified. Kids - who due to their disability and economic situation need opportunities to rise above their circumstances.
Geographic areas served: North Texas, Dallas, Forth Worth, Texas
Programs: The Dallas Junior Wheelchair Mavericks offers 4 teams; with both recreational and competitive levels of play. To be eligible for play for the Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs, a player must have an irreversible lower extremity disability, such as paralysis, amputation, limb shortening, partial to full joint alkalosis or joint replacement, which consistently interferes with functional mobility
The Dallas Junior Wheelchair Mavericks use basketball to develop sportsmanship, social competence, and the self-confidence necessary for children and teens with physical challenges to be dynamic members of their community.
The teams have received the following
The Ed Owen Coach of the Year Award - 2012 Coach JT
Dr. Robert Szyman Leadership Award - 2012 Coach Michelle
National Wheelchair Basketball Championship Tournament - JNIT Division 2011 Champions
National Wheelchair Basketball Championship Tournament - Prep Division 2011 - Champions
The Courage Center Award of Merit for Outstanding Leadership - 2011 Coach Michelle Coach
The Courage Center Award of Merit for Outstanding Leadership - 2011 Coach JT
National Wheelchair Basketball Championship Tournament - JNIT Division 2010 Champions
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