180 Medical recently had the privilege of sponsoring and participating in the OKASA (Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association) Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. This fun event took place at Oklahoma City University‘s Freede Wellness Center Thursday evening, April 28th, 2016, and it was our 6th consecutive year to have a team of our own play against the Oklahoma Blaze, along with teams of physicians from OU Medicine.
We had a record number of employees turn up to give support and cheer on all the great teams. As always, it was so great to meet each other’s families and take some time to have some fun outside of the workplace together. There were some tasty snacks, a silent auction, mascots, an amazing drum-line, and more.
Our team gave it their best shot and made some baskets, but we are just no match for the skilled athletes of The Blaze, who ended up winning the game! Still, we all had an absolute blast, and it was exciting to get to see everyone in action on the court. We are always honored to be a part of this fantastic event, which helps to raise funds to support disabled athletes.
About OKASA: The Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association, formerly known as GODSA (the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association) is an organization that supports recreational and athletic activities for adults and children with disabilities. These events include such sports as wheelchair basketball, track and field, swimming, table tennis, and competitive weight-lifting. The organization promotes health and fitness and teaches lifelong skills such as team effort, good sportsmanship, setting goals, commitment, and responsibility. Learn more at their official website or connect with their wheelchair basketball, the Oklahoma Blaze, at their Facebook page or Twitter.