NORTH TEXAS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CONFERENCE
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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
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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