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OKASA Adaptive Sports & Wheelchair Basketball

OKASA Adaptive Sports and Wheelchair Basketball

Great organizations like the Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association (OKASA) know that adaptive sports can open doors for people of all ages with physical challenges and disabilities. We’ve seen firsthand the positive impact of adaptive sports participation for kids and adults with spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, and other mobility-limiting conditions.

We always jump at the chance to be a part of the OU Health Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. This fun event benefits a local adaptive sports organization, the Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association (OKASA).

Find out more about the tournament this year, as well as the importance of OKASA’s role in the local community. We also provide resources to find an adaptive sports organization near you!

OU Health Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

The annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament is one of the most fun events of the year for us at 180 Medical. It’s also an important cause close to our hearts.

Each year, OU Health teams up to take on the Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association’s wheelchair basketball team, the Wheels of Thunder (formerly known as the Blaze), in a friendly yet competitive tournament.

We’re always honored to help sponsor and support this event, which raises funds to buy new adaptive sports equipment.

180 Medical employees bring family and friends to watch the games, typically held at the Oklahoma City University’s (OCU) Freede Wellness Center in the evening. We always have fun making supportive signs, volunteering at the popcorn booth, and cheering on the teams.

The Wheels of Thunder always manages to beat our 180 Medical team. In fact, this amazing team tends to win against almost everyone they play. They recently competed in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s (NWBA) National Junior Varsity Championship.

180 Medical employees at 2022 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

OKASA: Empowering Lives Through Adaptive Sports

OKASA is a fantastic organization in Oklahoma that offers opportunities for kids and adults with physical disabilities to participate in adaptive sports, such as:

  • Racing
  • Competitive weight-lifting
  • Water sports (swimming, kayaking, etc.)
  • Track & Field
  • and more!

Physical activity through organizations like OKASA promotes better health, confidence, and improved well-being of the disabled or physically challenged. Through adaptive sports, the disabled can enjoy activities they loved before their injuries.

Participating in adaptive sports through organizations like OKASA can foster better health, confidence, and improved well-being. It’s also an opportunity to build lasting friendships.

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Get Involved with Adaptive Sports in Your Area

Are you seeking a way to get started with some adaptive sports and activities?

OKASA is a member of the following organizations, and these links may be a great place to start:

Find out more about OKASA’s mission and its programs or discover ways to help out.

Call Toll-Free (877) 688-2729

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About the Author
OKASA Adaptive Sports & Wheelchair Basketball
Jessica is the Sr. Marketing Specialist at 180 Medical, and she has been with the company for over 14 years now. She loves getting to be creative in her role and hearing from customers about the positive impact we've made on their lives.

Outside of work, you can find her hanging out with her husband and their dogs or browsing garden centers (where she will almost certainly buy another houseplant she doesn't really need).