Friday, September 30, 2011

Wheelchair basketball returns to FLCC Oct. 12

Laura Day guards the ball during last year's exhibition game. See video clips of that match by clicking here. 
Finger Lakes Community College faculty, staff and students will take on the Rochester Wheels wheelchair basketball team in an exhibition game, Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the FLCC gym at the back of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive in Canandaigua. Parking is available near the gym. The event is free and open to the public.

The Rochester Wheels plays exhibition games, such as the one at FLCC, to make the point that those with a disability in one area have skills or expertise in another. The home team plays in wheelchairs, too.

Founded in 1971, the Rochester Wheels participates in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s Keystone Conference, playing competitions and tournaments in New York City, Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

Wheelchair basketball is similar to able-bodied basketball as it’s played on a standard basketball court with a 10-foot high basketball hoop. Scoring is the same as are the rules, although some rules are modified for wheelchairs, such as traveling.

For more information about the event, call Debbie Kenney, FLCC community affairs specialist, at (585) 785-1905.

For more information about the Rochester Wheels, contact Anita O’Brien at the Rochester Rehabilitation Center, (585) 271-1894 ext. 1742.

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