School closes DDO street for wheelchair basketball
|globalnews.ca 19 Jun 2017 at 12:52|
The Hebrew Foundation School held a wheelchair basketball game just outside its doors â€” blocking off a block of Hope Street to car traffic in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, as kids wheeled around in search of an elusive hoop.
â€śFor them itâ€™s important to see that just because someone might have a physical limitation they can still follow their dreams and follow an activity they enjoy,â€ť Meaghan Wexelman, a teacher at the school, said.
Representatives from CIVA , a group dedicated to sports for disabled youth, gave the children a few pointers to master the basics.
According to one CIVA representative, dribbling from a wheelchair is one of the trickiest parts of the game.
The children taking part, took notice of the skill level involved in playing wheelchair basketball.
â€śHow crazy it is he can do that in a wheelchair and some people canâ€™t do that without one,â€ť said Evan Edelsgein, a Grade 6 student.
The game was part of a charity program by the school that has already raised more than $16,000 for various local organizations this year.