Coming soon: Adaptive basketball clinic for children

September 26, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

All residents of Ann Arbor and the surrounding community are invited to attend C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s first-ever adaptive basketball clinic!

The event will take place from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 and will include demonstrations, drills and other basketball-related activities. There will also be sports wheelchairs for children to try out and a program for siblings who attend.

The clinic is open to any child between the ages of 5-18 who needs modification to play basketball due to a physical disability.

“Kids will meet with current and former wheelchair basketball players while also learning valuable skills that will help them gain confidence and improve their independence,” said Becky McVey, a recreational therapist with the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. McVey and several other Michigan Medicine employees are helping organize the clinic.

“We know how important adaptive sports are to pediatric patients, so Mott faculty and staff are working hard to improve our offerings for patients and community members,” McVey said.

If you know of anyone interested in attending the event, please contact McVey at rmcvey@med.umich.edu.

See you on the hardwood!

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