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, Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association (OKASA).
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.
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:
- 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.
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.