The University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics Program joined forces with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Monday night to raise awareness and funds to combat childhood cancer. The Men and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams held a scrimmage at Mountain View High and members of the Wheelchair Rugby, Track & Road Racing and Wheelchair Tennis teams were also present.
The University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics Program plays a benefit game every year and the program chose St. Baldrick’s this year. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation combats childhood cancer and the event raised over $1,400 Monday night.
SportsClips was also on hand to shave heads to help raise funds. Members of a local Boy Scout Troop also participated.
This is University of Arizona Wheelchair Tennis standout Michelle Wilson talking to the crowd at Mountain View high about overcoming childhood cancer and competing for @ArizonaAdaptive 🐻⬇️ pic.twitter.com/RZnwJ9kZTw
Current Wildcat tennis standout Michelle Wilson talked to the crowd about overcoming childhood cancer herself and the loss of her leg to cancer.
The Wheelchair Tennis Arizona Open will be held March 6-8 and admission is free.
The University of Arizona & @ArizonaAdaptive will be represented at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics with current Wildcat standout Josie Aslakson & assist coach Courtney Ryan representing Team USA along with former standouts Darlene Hunter & Natalie Schneider https://t.co/2kwRarD2Pc pic.twitter.com/MgcRwA0VcF
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