Wheelchair basketball puts dreams in motion

Published: Jul. 11, 2017 at 7:03 PM CDT
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A non-profit organization, Dreams in Motion, provides sporting opportunities for people with mobility challenges or visual impairments.

The fourth annual Summer Wheelchair Basketball is a three-day event at Mandan Middle School. Anyone is welcome to participate, regardless of age or skill set, mobility challenged or able bodied. Players and coaches from Southwest Minnesota State will teach skills, drills, and have the players scrimmage each other.

"We say all the time that we're playing the same game you do on your feet, we just need an extra piece of special equipment to do it. So I think it's just part of that big model of the world of just becoming more inclusive, and it's really fun to see and it's really cool to be able to watch,” said Michael Kaip, Dreams in Motion co-founder.

The basketball camp is from 12:30 to 4 each day through Thursday. Adaptive sports chairs are provided.