Thursday, 5 May 2016

£17,000 For Wheelchair Baskwetball

Event raises £17,000 at Olympic Park corporate wheelchair basketball game.

The event, organized by charity Path to Success, was designed to expose more people to the game of wheelchair basketball and to raise money for the London Titans wheelchair basketball team.
The day began with current Titans players, including ex-Team GB Paralympian Tyler Saunders and Junior Team GB European champion Christy Gregan running a training session for the five participating teams.
The day then moved into a tournament phase with PHA Media, Deloitte, C&C Alpha Group, Shanti Hospitality and University of East London (sponsored by The May Fair Hotel) competing against each other in a knockout format, with Deloitte running out as eventual corporate champions.
Baroness Grey-Thompson arrived in the afternoon to speak with the participants and to present an achievement award to Titans head coach, Ian Laker, for his contributions to wheelchair basketball in the UK.
She said: “It doesn’t matter how old you are, how good you are or what your impairment is, you can play at some level and we want disabled children to be fit and healthy and playing sport.”

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