Children’s Wheelchair Basketball League Officially Open in Fort Lauderdale

The Fort Lauderdale Junior Sharks Wheelchair Basketball League is officially underway and have started practicing.

Davie, United States - January 13, 2018 /PressCable/ —

Dynamic Orthopedic and Memorial Adaptive Sports & Recreation have recently teamed up to to help bring the excitement and joy of wheelchair basketball to kids who are dealing with severe disabilities.

The amazing prosthetics and orthotics treatment of Dynamic Orthopedics has become well known in the South Florida region. This league starts a new path of not only helping treat these children but also to greatly help enrich their lives by participating in active, competitive sports.

The Junior Wheelchair Basketball league’s official name is the Fort Lauderdale Junior Sharks. Their first practice of 2018 was on January 7th. They will be practicing bi-weekly from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Carter Park off of Sunrise Blvd. The age for the kids participating is between ages 5-13.

Playing competitive sports will greatly help these children who are dealing with an enormous difficulty in life to gain confidence. The reaction and feedback from the children thus far has been exceedingly positive and encouraging.

Dynamic Orthopedics’ owner Melisa Chang had this to say, “You can feel the overwhelming amount of positive energy when watching these kids enjoy the sport of basketball. So far we are only beginning practices. This is a work in progress to gain more participation, build numbers of participants and help these kids learn the game. Some have never played before. We are teaching them how to be competitive, how to maneuver the wheelchair and bounce a ball, increasing their endurance, their aim and their strength.”

The children are also very fortunate to have a coach with an intimate understanding of their life situation who has played wheelchair basketball himself. Melisa Chang said, “Coach Luis Amaro is doing a great job working with them. He has an understanding of what it takes to play wheelchair basketball at a competitive level. He himself uses a wheelchair.”

For more information about the Fort Lauderdale Sharks Wheelchair Basketball league reach out to Dynamic Orthopedics. http://dynamicorthopedics.com

Contact Info:
Name: Melisa Chang
Email: info@dynamicorthopedics.com
Organization: Dynamic Orthopedics
Address: 6555 Nova Drive, Suite 306, Davie, Florida 33317, United States
Phone: +1-954-424-1168

For more information, please visit http://dynamicorthopedics.com

Source: PressCable

Release ID: 286962

Latest News

Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues

Oct 21, 2018

SYDNEY — Prince Harry paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of a war memorial on Saturday before opening the Invictus Games as he and wife Meghan continued their visit to Australia and the South Pacific. A thus-far joyous debut royal tour by the couple, buoyed by news that they are expecting their first baby, turned solemn as the Duke of Sussex opened a long-awaited extension to the Anzac Memorial in downtown Sydney's Hyde Park on Saturday morning. The former British army captain and his wife laid a wreath of Australian native flowers at the steps...

Japan deepens Southeast Asian ties with airmen program

Oct 21, 2018

SINGAPORE — Japan's defense minister says he plans to start a program for professional airmen to strengthen ties between his country and Southeast Asia. Takeshi Iwaya says the program fits in with the government's vision to raise defense cooperation with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which has "gained momentum" since it was announced in 2016. The program hopes to promote shared values and interoperability among Japan's Air Self-Defense Force and airmen of ASEAN countries. Iwaya did not give details on when it will be launched or its frequency. He was speaking on the sidelines of an Asian security...

China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

Oct 21, 2018

BEIJING — China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market. Growth in the quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5 percent over a year earlier from the previous quarter's 6.7 percent, official data showed. It was the slowest rate since early 2009. The world's second-largest economy already was cooling before a tariff war between Beijing and President Donald Trump erupted. Beijing tightened controls on lending last year to rein in a debt boom. That has weighed on housing sales and...

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct 21, 2018

BEIJING — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported. Lu Wei is accused of accepting 32 million yuan ($4.6 million) in bribes and has admitted to his crimes and expressed remorse, according to state broadcaster CCTV. It said his trial began Friday in the eastern city of Ningbo. China has 700 million people online, but it heavily censors content, especially that of a political nature, along with sites related to gambling, drugs and pornography....

Southeast Asian navies to hold drills with China next week

Oct 21, 2018

SINGAPORE — Southeast Asian navies are heading to their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week, and defense officials agreed Friday to conduct a similar drill with the U.S. next year. Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said the drills in waters surrounding Zhanjiang will build trust and confidence among the navies participating. The defense ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations said in a joint declaration their planned exercises would "enhance friendship and confidence between ASEAN member states' navies and the People's Liberation Army Navy and the U.S. Navy." The officials said at...

Search
Financial Markets

Sign up now!