Learning the Basics

Photojournalist of the Day: Askat A. (Kazakhstan)

Today is our one week mark in Chicago and the program was different than the previous days. Our main goal today was to learn the basics of wheelchair basketball. Dan, from the Chicago Park District, has over 25 years of experience in the sport and he led our workshop. He taught us how to play basketball and the importance to play not only for yourself but also for the whole team. Wheelchair basketball is an intense sport! The session was helpful to prepare for the camp in Champaign.

After lunch we had a debrief session with the program team where we summed up our time in Chicago.

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The Sports Visitor Program entitled, "Youth Wheelchair Basketball, Disability Rights, and Inclusion", brings 14 participants from Kazakhstan and Thailand to the U.S. for a fast-paced short-term sports cultural exchange.