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IL: Wheelchair Basketball Tournament to Net Support for Local Team

March 09, 2011

by Office of Communications

Midwestern University (MWU) students are getting the wheels rolling on a tournament to support a unique local basketball team. Students will participate in a wheelchair basketball tournament to raise money for the Windy City Warriors Wheelchair team, who are a part of the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. The tournament is sponsored by MWU's Student Occupational Therapy Association and will take place on March 26th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Wellness Center Gym on the Downers Grove Campus

Student teams will played in specialized wheelchairs supplied by the Warriors as a way to gain a better understanding of the challenges and physical demands people with disabilities face on a daily basis. The event raises money to help the Warriors with their travel and equipment costs. For the past 10 years, the Windy City Warriors have been at the top of their game in wheelchair basketball earning a conference championship last year.

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