RICHMOND, Virginia, Saturday and Sunday, October 27- 28, 2018, Upsilon Nu Chapter partnered with Sportable - Richmond Adaptive Sports & Recreation of Richmond for the 1st Annual Sportable Spooktacular wheelchair basketball tournament. The tournament is a junior wheelchair basketball tournament sanctioned by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. It featured 6 Varsity Teams (ages 14-21) and 4 Prep Teams (ages 13 & under) from around the country including Richmond's own Sportable Spokes!
Some of the biggest take aways from this event included helping participants get out into their communities, be active and make friends regardless of their disabilities. This event also kicks off the beginning of the team’s seasons. Members of the Upsilon Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, served as volunteers, assisting with the breaking down equipment, cleanup of the facility and helping participating athletes with loading equipment into vehicles.
"I want to thank you and the rest of the Upsilon Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity so much for volunteering for the Sportable Spooktacular Wheelchair Basketball Tournament! This tournament is the kick-off event to most wheelchair basketball teams' seasons and it is very important”, stated Kelli Buhrdorf, Program Associate. Alecia McConnell, Athletic Director stated, “I did not know that fraternities continued to be involved in community activities after college. We appreciate your help I think it’s so cool that you guys do that”.
Sportable is a non-profit in Richmond, Virginia, dedicated to providing adaptive sport and recreation opportunities, events, & competitions. Helping to break down barriers one sport at a time!!
The game brings out the competitiveness in all the players, the play is physical and constant movement back and forth at a very fast pace, the players are bumping, shooting and blocking shots.
Submitted by Brothers Michael Edwards and James Hunter Pictures by Bro. James Hunter