This week’s SPORTS ‘N SPOKES roundup
- Last week, KRON reports that the Golden State Warriors presented a customized basketball wheelchair to Devan Watkins, who is a potential athlete with a spinal-cord injury and a fan of the team. Watkins received this opportunity through the Challenged Athletes Foundation. He was presented the customized wheelchair from Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr and Power Forward Glenn Robinson.
“I thought I was just going to watch the Warriors practice,” Watkins says. “So, when Coach Kerr and Glenn Robinson came over with a
brand-new basketball wheelchair and said it was for me, I was very shocked. This piece of equipment and all the tips from Jorge Sanchezare so helpful.”
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- Martin Luther King Jr. weekend saw the return of the 2020 Pioneer Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by the Lakeshore Foundation, the 34th annual version of the event. The tournament, which was open to the public for viewing, brought in large numbers of athletes and fans to the Birmingham, Ala. area. These are the results of the championship matches:
DIII – Shepherd (Atlanta) defeated Brooks (Jacksonville), 60-48
Col./DII – University of Alabama defeated TIRR (Houston), 70-43
Women’s – University of Alabama defeated Arizona Storm, 64-14
- Finally, congrats to Jacob Allen and Mary Kate Callahan who represented the United States men and women in the Wheelchair Category of the Chevron Houston Marathon on Jan. 19th. Allen placed first overall, with a time of 00:58:26 while Callahan was not far behind taking home second place, with a time of 01:10:57.
That’s the recap for this weekend, see you next week.