Salish Sea Hoopfest goes this Sunday

Wheelchair basketball tourney features teams from Nanaimo, Powell River and Comox Valley

 

 

 

The Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports Society (CVWSS) is hosting the second annual Salish Sea Hoopfest.

The Hoopfest is a friendly wheelchair basketball tournament for athletes from Nanaimo, Powell River and the Comox. Valley. It will be held Feb. 24 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Comox Community Centre (1855 Noel Ave.).

The three teams participating are the Comox Valley Coyotes, Powell River Ravens and Mid-Island Tsunami (Nanaimo). The CVWSS is looking for spectators to come out and cheer on all the participants and show off our Comox Valley spirit.

About the CVWSS

Playing wheelchair basketball allows us to still play a team sport, especially since we could not necessarily do so without the wheelchair. Some of us enjoy playing wheelchair basketball, even though we don’t normally use a wheelchair.

The inclusion of people without mobility challenges allows our team to exist. The diversity of our different abilities makes our games interesting. Our team plays to have fun and in the meantime we have begun to get fairly good at playing wheelchair basketball.

 

– Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports Society

 

 

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