The Future of Wheelchair Basketball

Photojournalist of the Day: Saowalak N. (Thailand)

Hello! My name is Saowalak but my nickname is ‘Mook’. Today is the final day of camp and I have learned so much about wheelchair basketball here in Illinois. I learned new skills, especially in the shooting position, and the importance of teamwork.

The camp also gave me new friends from other countries! Today was a very good day playing wheelchair basketball with my teammates. I’m also glad I was able to score for our team!

I hope that in future I can help my team grow and teach the new generation of wheelchair basketball athletes in Thailand. Thank you for this opportunity!

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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.