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NEDSRA Jr. Bulls Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser

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  • Addison players Ryan Glatchak, Nick Trojanowicz, and Melissa Schaefer play an exhibition wheelchair basketball game, against the Addison Police Department, this Sunday, April 7th at Addison Trail High School to raise money for their upcoming trip to Louisville for the National Championship.

      Addison players Ryan Glatchak, Nick Trojanowicz, and Melissa Schaefer play an exhibition wheelchair basketball game, against the Addison Police Department, this Sunday, April 7th at Addison Trail High School to raise money for their upcoming trip to Louisville for the National Championship.
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Bruce Flowers

NEDSRA

Jr. Bulls Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser

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April 7th, Sunday 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Addison Trail High School

213 N. Lombard Rd / Addison

The NEDSRA Jr. Bulls, a wheelchair basketball team for youths with disabilities, will be playing in a fundraising exhibition game against the Addison Police Department this Sunday. The Jr. Bulls are trying to raise money to offset travel costs as they travel to Louisville, KY for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association championship tournament.

This years' tournament is comprised of 34 junior wheelchair basketball teams and will be held over the weekend of April 18-20th. (www.nwba.org). The Jr. Bulls currently are ranked 26th out of 34 teams nationally. Adam Kramer, the Jr. Bulls coach, says his is the first time in over a decade that the team has been invited to the national tourney. "We have not been this competitive over the past few years. This invitation is a real compliment to our players who have worked hard to earn it," says Adam.

The exhibition game will pit the 8 coed Jr. Bulls players against the inexperienced Addison police and other public employees. Local residents Nick Trojanowicz, Melissa Schaefer, Ryan Glatchak (pictured above) will hone their basketball skills against these older players. "I am preparing the team for this national competition which has the best wheelchair basketball players from around the country. We need to compete at a high level to earn our invitation," says coach Kramer. Adam has been coaching the Jr. Bulls for the past 4 years and is the Recreation Coordinator of Adaptive Sports for NEDSRA (www.nedsra.org).

The exhibition game will be held this Sunday, April 7th at the Addison Trail High School. Ticket donations are $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors and youths (6-18yrs). Children under 6 are free. A "split-the-pot" raffle will be held as well as the tennis ball toss at half-time. For more information about the team or to donate, please contact Adam Kramer 630-746-6551 or send an email to akramer@nedsra.org.

NEDSRA (Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that offers recreational programs and services for adults and children with disabilities in the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Butterfield Park District, Itasca, Lombard, Medinah, Oakbrook Terrace, Wood Dale, and the Villages of: Schiller Park, Glendale Heights, and Villa Park. Please contact Bruce Flowers-Marketing Manager @ 630-849-3076 for more information.

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