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!


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.