Mt. Carmel fuels competition
Mt. Carmel Medical Equipment in Pittsburg, Kan., sponsored a professional wheelchair basketball tournament at Pittsburg State University’s new student recreation center last month.
It’s the second year Mt. Carmel has sponsored the tournament.
“When people come to this for the first time, they walk away with an entirely different view of people with disabilities,” stated Gary Miller, Mt. Carmel’s director, in a release. “It’s an exciting way to help educate our community.”
Participating teams included the Rolling Razorbacks, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Kansas Wheelhawks, all top-ranked teams in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s Championship Division.
“Anybody who has that competitive fire needs an outlet,” stated Jared Johnson, the coach for the Razorbacks, who also plays. “Your average able-bodied person can just get up and go to the gym and find a game or play some one-on-one. For us, it’s important to find a group like the NWBA to compete.”