Hoop dreams: UMAISE to host free wheelchair basketball clinic for children

September 18, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Children will run drills and learn important basketball skills on Saturday.

All residents of Ann Arbor and the surrounding community are invited to attend the next adaptive basketball clinic hosted by Michigan Medicine!

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 and will include demonstrations, drills and other basketball-related activities. There will also be sports wheelchairs for children to try out and a program for siblings who attend.

The clinic — which will be put on by the U-M Adaptive and Inclusive Sports Experience (UMAISE) — is open to any child between the ages of 5-18 who needs modification to play basketball due to a physical disability. It will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, located at 8260 Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, and is free and open to anyone interested.

“We hope the clinic will give kids the chance to get excited about basketball and try something they may not have had the opportunity to try before,” said Meghan Veiga, recreational therapist and assistant coach with the UMAISE wheelchair basketball team. “Participating in sports and recreation can help them gain confidence and improve their independence both on and off the court.”

See you on the hardwood!