School closes DDO street for wheelchair basketball

School closes DDO street for wheelchair basketball
The Hebrew Foundation School held a wheelchair basketball game just outside its doors — blocking off a block of Hope Street to car traffic in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, as kids wheeled around in search of an elusive hoop.

“For them it’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,” 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.

“How crazy it is he can do that in a wheelchair and some people can’t do that without one,” 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.
News Topics :
Darda Sales, a three time Paralympic swimmer, will be representing Canada on their wheelchair basketball team in Rio this summer. Wheelchair Basketball Canada Wheelchair basketball teams deep with returning talent...
Canada s Adam Lancia, shown at centre in this file photo, says his dedication to wheelchair basketball and what it takes to represent Canada in four Paralympics has meant sacrifice....
Case in point in two of the past three years there has been an all star wheelchair basketball game as part of the festivities at the NBA all star weekend. Eng, a...
Warnings of possible genocide hang over the worlds youngest country, but here on a basketball court under a fierce morning sun, South Sudans civil war seems a world away. Flashing...
Top Stories
Manahil Arshad Khalil, a 12 year old with glasses and an impish smile, sits in her Toronto bedroom, at a computer. When she finishes scribbling a math equation she holds it up...