May 17 from 12pm-5pm we will host our Third Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament to support the chapter and the Houston Hotwheels. The event will bring together able-bodied and disabled teens for a fun day of competition.
So lets all reach out to our family and friends and raise fund and make teams!
Reisbord Supports Houston TIRR Hotwheels
TIRR Memorial Hermann Hotwheels was founded in 1997, first competing in the 1997-98 basketball season with only five players. As the seasons have continued we have had over 75 wheelchair athletes participate on the Hotwheels basketball team.
Five players from the 2007 TIRR Memorial Hermann Hotwheels team were awarded scholarships to colleges with collegiate wheelchair teams and are continuing to play the sport they love on a college level. One member from the 2009 Hotwheels team continued his basketball career with a scholarship to University of Texas in Arlington and another was selected to the residency program at the US Olympic Training Center in Denver, CO for swimming. A senior on the 2010-2011 team was offered a full athletic scholarship to the University of Texas in Arlington. In 2011-2012, a senior was offered a spot with the University of Illinois fighting Illini Ladies wheelchair basketball team.